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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

Dr. Jeremy Adler
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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

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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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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 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 is it like to take remicade (infliximab) long term?

Very effective: Our patients who are on it long-term find it very effective. Ask your physician if you can talk to other people in the practice who've been a long-term. Rheumatologists are very comfortable having patients on this medicine long-term. ...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 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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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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Why do some people need a port when taking remicade (infliximab) and others don't ?

Why do some people need a port when taking remicade (infliximab) and others don't ?

Depends on veins: Since Remicade (infliximab) is given IV over a two or more hour period the veins must be large enough and good enough to prevent tissue infiltration. If they are small, not plentiful, or not of good quality a port may be used since in the future multiple IV treatments will be needed. ...Read more

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