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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. 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

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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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Is remicade (infliximab) safe overall?

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 many 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 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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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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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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I am a patient of ankylosing spondlitis. I took remicade injection (infliximab). Anything else?

I am a patient of ankylosing spondlitis. I took remicade injection (infliximab). Anything else?

Yes: Humira, enbrel, simponi (golimumab) have all been approved for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. It is very common for a patient to fail one medication and do well on another. However, I would give any medication a minimum three-month trial before declaring it a failure. ...Read more

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What is the most common side effect of remicade, (infliximab) and is cancer common while taking it?

What is the most common side effect of remicade, (infliximab) and is cancer common while taking it?

Infection, allergy: Remicade (infliximab) increases infections, including sinus/respiratory infections and severe infections (fungus or tuberculosis.) Allergic reaction during infusion is a common side effect. It also increases risk for cancer, particularly lymphomas (3-4x increased risk). Head and neck cancers are increased in people with copd. Really ask your doctor about this so you can balance your risks and benefits. ...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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When is the patent run out on remicade (infliximab) @ $28, 000 for 6 infusions is obsene. Is there a way to get it pro-bono from the maker?

POSSIBLY YES: Centocor which makes Remicade (infliximab) does have an assistance program. Please see the Remicade (infliximab) website. Also, there are organizations such as patient advocate association which offer grants to patients that are in need of assitance. Talk with your rheumatologist's office. ...Read more

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My child has JRA and failed merhotrexate alone, Enbrel and now highest remicade (infliximab) isn't controlling it anymore so what are orher possible meds?

My child has JRA and failed merhotrexate alone, Enbrel and now highest remicade (infliximab) isn't controlling it anymore so what are orher possible meds?

See details: That question needs to be directed to the child's rheumatologist and not someone over the internet who has no history and cannot examine the child. ...Read more

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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

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

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I'm told I need to take remicade, (infliximab) im worried about what the most common side effect is and is cancer somthing I should be concerned about getting?

I'm told I need to take remicade, (infliximab) im worried about what the most common side effect is and is cancer somthing I should be concerned about getting?

Possibly: Remicade (infliximab) increases infections, including sinus/respiratory infections and severe infections (fungus or tuberculosis.) allergic reaction during infusion is a common side effect. It also increases risk for cancer, particularly lymphomas (3-4x increased risk). Head and neck cancers are increased in people with copd. Really ask your doctor about this so you can balance your risks and benefits. ...Read more

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How important is a colonoscopy within 5 years of previous one... I'm a Crohn's patient on remicade (infliximab) and I'm not flared up. Seems unnecessary and expensiv?

How important is a colonoscopy within 5 years of previous one... I'm a Crohn's patient on remicade (infliximab) and I'm not flared up. Seems unnecessary and expensiv?

The risk for...: Colorectal cancer in chron's increases with duration of illness and starts to rise 8-10 years into the disease. Further, the extent of bowel affected is directly related to the risk for colorectal cancer. The highest risk is for those with the entire bowel affected and least with just rectal involvement. Not knowing your specifics details this is the best I can do. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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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

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

No: Remicade (infliximab) is not chemotherapy...it is similar in that it is given IV. It is not a chemical structure and not a poison that is toxic to cell...it a biologic structure (an antibody) that blocks the overproduction of TNF, a messenger between immune cells. Hope this helps ...Read more

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My son (11 yo) has Crohn's and will probably go on remicade (infliximab). What dhould I watch out for if he does? Is an immunosuppresant recommended with remicade (infliximab)?

My son (11 yo) has Crohn's and will probably go on remicade (infliximab). What dhould I watch out for if he does? Is an immunosuppresant recommended with remicade (infliximab)?

Yes: I would highly recommend concominant Remicade (infliximab) and an immunosuppresant such as 6mp or immuran. At one year, consideration to stop the 6mp should be made. I would just watch for signs of active infection. ...Read more

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What happens if I stop taking remicade (infliximab)?

What happens if I stop taking remicade (infliximab)?

Flare of arthritis: If you stop your remicade, (infliximab) you will be at significant risk for a bad flare of your arthritis. You should only stop arthritis medication on the explicit advice of your rheumatologist. Sometimes in the case of an active infection or prior to surgery you may need to stop your Remicade (infliximab) for a short while but this should only be done after discussing with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What would happen if u stop. Taking remicade (infliximab).

What would happen if u stop. Taking remicade (infliximab).

Will flare: It depends on what the Remicade (infliximab) is treating (gi, ra, psoriasis?). In any case, stpping the med will likely cause the underlying disease to flare. ...Read more

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How well did remicade (infliximab) work for your patients?

How well did remicade (infliximab) work for your patients?

Equal to other a-TNF: Overall, all a-tnf drugs are equal, but for some patients, one may work better than another, and for some conditions, such as uveitis, Remicade (infliximab) may work better, Remicade (infliximab) helps about 75% of patients, and has the advantage of being able to vary the dose, if a higher dose or more frequent dose is needed. Higher doses do have a higher infection risk. ...Read more

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