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Infliximab Infusion And Taking Methotrexate
Methotrexate injections and pills didn't work for scleritis and was wondering if remicade (infliximab) is good medicine for the scletitis?
Resistant scleritis: Initial therapy always requires systemic nsaids, glucocorticoids, or other immunosuppressives (rituximab & cyclophosphamide). Cyclosporine & mycophenolate may also work. Azathioprine or mtx may be most beneficial for maintenance. Tnf Alpha inhibitors (eg infliximab) may be effective in resistant disease. Scleritis should ideally be managed by ophthalmologist+rheumatologist experts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
Child on remicade (infliximab) and methotrexate what can I do to help her from getting sick when school starts back? Worried I can't keep her from sick kids
Several things: Make sure your immunizations are up to date. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water after touching people or school things. You can carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer when soap not convenient. Keep your hands away from your face, eyes and head. Be careful not to get near those with colds, coughing and sneezing. Let the school nurse about your arthritis and medications. ...Read more
Is remicade (infliximab) chemo if given at high does like methotrexate is? Nurse said remicade (infliximab) is in chemo family but not chemo. Unsure what she meant please expla
I have been diagnosed with scleritis red and painful. The Remicade (infliximab) and Methotrexate took care of redness but pain still there.can I still have sclerit?
Risk of damage: This can lead to damage of the sclera so you need to clarify with your ophthalmologist about surface damage. The pain is a clue to ongoing damage. ...Read more
For medium-active Crohn's disease, is remicade (infliximab) better off as the first line of treatment than methotrexate? Azoran has been ruled out.
See details: Often the combination of both is the most effective therapy. Often Methotrexate is tried first because it is easier to administer, is much less expensive and can be effective as a single agent. However, for severe disease i would opt for Remicade (infliximab) either alone or in combination as the first choice. ...Read more
If a child on methotrexate and remicade (infliximab) gets a abcescss/MRSA do they need to be admitted or in some cases will oral antibiotics work?
Depends. : Depends on the examining doctor who is taking care of his medications. As u may have been explained Remicade ( infliximab) may allow infections to become life threatening. If IV antibiotics are contemplated they can be administered at home with an indwelling peripheral vein catheter and nurse home visits. Sometimes just drainage of abscess is all that may be required. Close follow up is key. ...Read more
Can someone on methotrexate and remicade (infliximab) be admitted to hospital if they have staphylococcal folliculitis?
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