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Medicine For Remicade 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Advised to use remicade (infliximab) for my leftsided colitis. Afraid of drug’s side effects. Do benefits outweigh risks like serious infection & lymphoma?
Case by case see MD: Effective drug. Depends on severity of disease, response to other meds, etc. See your doc. ...Read more
Can you tell me is diarrhea a common problem with rheumatoid arthritis and the medicine remicade (infliximab)?
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
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
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