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Had 3rd remicade (infliximab) infusion last friday for left-sided uc. Colon is still bleeding. When would I know if remicade (infliximab) is working or not?

Had 3rd remicade (infliximab) infusion last friday for left-sided uc. Colon is still  bleeding. When would I know if remicade (infliximab) is working or not?

See below.: You have essentially received the loading doses of remicade (infliximab). It may take 2 to 3 more infusions to truly settle down the uc and then hopefully bleeding will be decreased and hopefully stopped. Dosage may need to be altered to obtain better results and that will be based on your response and tolerability to the medication. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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What is remicade(infliximab) for?

What is remicade(infliximab) for?

FDA approved for....: Used to treat crohn's disease, ra, spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis. It is used for other problems, but these are the fda approved indications. ...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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What is remicade (infliximab) infusions? What's in it?

What is remicade (infliximab) infusions? What's in it?

See below: It is a tnf inhibitor agent that is used to treat a variety of autoimmune diseases including the ulcerative colitis that you report as having. ...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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Is there a difference between remicade and simponi (golimumab)?

See details: There are several difference but the only real one of importance is simponi (golimumab) is given subq and Remicade is given iv. They are both very effective. ...Read more

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Is remicade (infliximab) safe overall or does it have side effects?

Is remicade (infliximab) safe overall or does it have side effects?

It has side effects: All medicines have side effects. You have to decide if the benefit you will get from it is worth the risk. The risks are well detailed in the package insert. We can't sugarcoat it but we carefully monitor and we try to avoid the side effects. I often recommend a short three month to six-month course to see if the benefit you get is worth the risk. ...Read more

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How long before remicade (infliximab) starts working when treating JRA?

How long before remicade (infliximab) starts working when treating JRA?

3 months: Remicade (infliximab) starts to work right away but the full effect will not be present for 3 months. ...Read more

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What should I know and expect before my first remicade (infliximab) infusion?

What should I know and expect before my first remicade (infliximab) infusion?

Not much: You just sit in an infusion chair for 2 hours. It is really an uneventful infusion. With subsequent infusions, these is a risk of infusion reactions. ...Read more

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