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Remicade Infusion Common Cold
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.
Various: Remicade (infliximab) is an anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody. It can interfer with the activity of rheumatoid arthritis and crohn's and help patients. It does suppress the immune protection of the body and there are a long list of side effects: the most common is infusion reactions and increased risk of infections. We monitor you for these and others.See 1 more doctor answer
Fine: A very high percentage of patients I treat with Remicade do fine during the infusions and after. If we do get complaints from patients the day after a Remicade infusion they include headache usually controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) fatigue which may last a day or two. Rarely fever may occur again treated with tylenol (acetaminophen). Everyone is different so if something does not feel right, talk with the medical office.See 1 more doctor answer
Had first remicade (infliximab) infusion for severe left sided uc. How long before I see any benefit?
Can be soon or take: Can occur within weeks to several months. Many patients will need an increased dose, if only modest benefit is see. Discuss this with the dr. That inniated rx, or that plans to!
How come I get so tired and week after my remicade (infliximab) infusion? I also feel kinda sick. What is my body doing to cause this?
Your body is working: This is entirely normal after a Remicade (infliximab) infusion. The Remicade (infliximab) is an antibody and it's job is to go around and help destroy things in your body you don't want there. It's similar to what your body does when you have a virus and how that makes you feel sick as well - it means your immune system is working!See 1 more doctor answer
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.
You will: You will an IV placed in your arm to receive therapy and you may receive some medications before you start like tylenol (acetaminophen). The Remicade will be admistered slowly. If you feel any unusual symptoms such as icthing, chest pain, etc, let your infusion nurse and they will probably slow rate down which helps. Typically you will in for about 3 to 4 hours. Hope that helps.
Remicade (infliximab): You can go out of town in developed countries (US), but would take a thermometer, for temperature. If you do get ill, diarrhea, pains, fever, cough, during your trip seek attention within 24 hours at an urgent care/ER and always have your doctor's number with you when traveling. Immunosuppressed should best avoid swimming in lakes, oceans (oxymetazoline) (bacteria), dusty/desert areas (mold), sleeping on the groundSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.
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.
What do you advise if I'm currently undergoing treatment for Crohn's disease which consists of remicade (infliximab) infusions.?
More information: We need more information. Remicade (infliximab) is an excellent drug for some patients with crohns but not for everyone. It is hard to give medication advice on this site because there are so many decisions that go in to deciding the appropriate medication. Trust your GI doctor--or if you don't, find one that you do
Have any Crohn's disease patients out there had side effects after a remicade (infliximab) infusion?
Yes: There are both immediate and delayed infusion reactions. Best to make your GI aware.See 1 more doctor answer
I am on warfarin and getting remicade (infliximab) infusions every 6 weeks. How will the remicade (infliximab) affect my inr?
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