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What is the definition or description of: Infliximab allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Infliximab allergy?

Infliximab allergy: In the true since of the word, it is better to say infliximab reaction. The "allergic type" reactions can occur because a large amount of protein is being given IV in a short period of time. Patients may experience shortness of breath, itching, wheezing, and a rash. In rare cases patients may experience a decrease in blood pressure. Most rheumatologist give medications before given the infusion to help mitigate the side effects. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What if my patient has allergy to infliximab do I have other options?

What if my patient has allergy to infliximab do I have other options?

Brigham and Women's: Contact dr mariana castells at harvard, she has a desensitization protocol for multiple drugs, and she can assist you with your patient. 617/525-1265. ...Read more

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What medicine is better remicade (infliximab) infusions or humira?

What medicine is better remicade (infliximab) infusions or humira?

It depends: Medication is not working for everyone. Your doctor will decide which one is appropriated for your condition. It depends on your insurance formulary status, side effect, efficacy and drug-drug interaction with other medication, etc. ...Read more

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On remicade (infliximab) for crohn's, would chinese herbal immune boosting medicine, be contraindicated?

On remicade (infliximab) for crohn's, would chinese herbal immune boosting medicine, be contraindicated?

Yes: Because the purity and exact ingredients are unknown, I would urge that you do not take this supplement while on Remicade (infliximab) or similar meds. ...Read more

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Methotrexate injections and pills didn't work for scleritis and was wondering if remicade (infliximab) is good medicine for the scletitis?

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 more

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Is remicade (infliximab) the most effective drug for arthritis or chrohns?

Is remicade (infliximab) the most effective drug for arthritis or chrohns?

Maybe: Infliximab (remicade), and the anti-tnf medications including Adalimumab (humira), and certilizumab (cimzia) are all generally a very effective class of medications for crohn's disease. But they are situation dependent. They are less effective if given intermittently or started and stopped again. ...Read more

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I want to know if remicade (infliximab) is benefitial in treating patients with ankylosing spondilitis, if yes what are the side effects of this medicine?

I want to know if remicade (infliximab) is benefitial in treating patients with ankylosing spondilitis, if yes what are the side effects of this medicine?

Very effective: Remicade (infliximab) is extremely effective in treating the symptoms and also preventing progression of the as. The major risk is infection. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.

Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.

It depends: Azathioprine can reduce the rish of infusion reactions to Remicade (infliximab) and can inhibit the production of antibodies to Remicade (infliximab) that can compromise its effectiveness. However, it is not absolutely essential to take it while on Remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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Can you tell me is diarrhea a common problem with rheumatoid arthritis and the medicine remicade (infliximab)?

Can you tell me is diarrhea a common problem with rheumatoid arthritis and the medicine remicade (infliximab)?

Not typically: Gi problems can result from Remicade (infliximab) but typically are constipation, possible liver disfunction or infection related. Studies done show no difference in incidence of diarrhea between Remicade (infliximab) and placebo. ...Read more

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I'm scared! Remicade (infliximab) is much less effective for me after being my MIRACLE DRUG for 10 yrs! (for Psa) Should mtx be tested? Dr says Rem. Is best

Talk to doctor: You need to go back to your doctor and tell him just how you feel. There are other options discuss this with doctor and then see what you think ...Read more

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Is remicade (infliximab) safe overall?

Yes.: People can have side-effects with infusion, but they are usually mild. Remicade (infliximab) has been on the market for over a decade and is considered relatively safe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of taking remicade, (infliximab) or a medication like it?

What are the symptoms of taking remicade, (infliximab) or a medication like it?

Why do you need it: This really depends on the medical condition being treated. Remicade (infliximab) may have no symptoms. It can have side effects like infection and if you are on it you need careful monitoring. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of remicade (infliximab)?

What are the side effects of remicade (infliximab)?

Infection: Our most common concern is infection. It is a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor which is a very effective anti-inflammatory biologic, but we always use caution because of concern of side effects such as infection, neurologic problems, and also sometime malignant problems. ...Read more

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Can remicade (infliximab) be used during pregnancy?

Can remicade (infliximab) be used during pregnancy?

Probably Not: There is not much data supporting the safety of Remicade (infliximab) use during pregnancy. There are concerns about immunosupression and possibly congenital malformations of the baby. Fortunately some autoimmune diseases such as RA become less active during pregnancy and often do not require medications during pregnancy. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any risk of cancer with remicade (infliximab)?

Is there any risk of cancer with remicade (infliximab)?

Yes: There is a small increased risk of lymphoma in patients on tnf antagonists such as remicade (infliximab). There was also be a risk in patients with a history of more advanced cases of melanoma. ...Read more

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Remicade (infliximab) infusion make you lose your hair?

Remicade (infliximab) infusion make you lose your hair?

See below: It is is possible but the Imuran (azathioprine) and if you are on Prednisone that could be a contributing factor as well. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried remicade (infliximab) for ibd or ulcertive colitis?

Has anyone tried remicade (infliximab) for ibd or ulcertive colitis?

Yes: Remicade (infliximab) is fda-approved for both ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease. I have quite a few ibd patients doing well on it. ...Read more

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How does remicade (infliximab) work to inhibit tnf or slow production?

How does remicade (infliximab) work to inhibit tnf or slow production?

Antibody: Remicade (infliximab) is a monoclonal antibody that blocks the action of tnf. For more info see this site:
http://www.Fda.Gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety/ucm089023.Pdf. ...Read more

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Does infliximab / remicade have bad effects on a baby during pregnancy?

Does infliximab / remicade have bad effects on a baby during pregnancy?

Category B: The fda ratings list this med as a cat "b" med. That means existing animal or human data in studies have shown no apparent risk but it remains a remote possibility. ...Read more

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