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Remicade Allergy In Children
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
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
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
On remicade (infliximab) for crohn's, would chinese herbal immune boosting medicine, be contraindicated?
What are the chances of cancer when on remicade for Crohns disease?Does the risk increase the longer you take it?
Risk of CA:
Very small but not zero.
Yes the longer the better or the worse the risk. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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