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Infliximab steroid side effects?

Infliximab steroid side effects?

None: Infliximab or Remicade (infliximab) is not a steroid so you should not get steroid side effects directly from that medication. Remicade (infliximab) has its own potentially risks so make sure you are educated in its use and side effect potential. ...Read more

Infusion (Definition)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...Read more


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Getting remicade (infliximab) infusions; what were your side effects?

Getting remicade (infliximab) infusions; what were your side effects?

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. ...Read more

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Side effects and effectiveness of orencia (abatacept) mediCation?

Side effects and effectiveness of orencia (abatacept) mediCation?

Watch for infections: Orencia (abatacept) is approved to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Typically it is prescribed when disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) are not effective. The most common DMARD is methotrexate. Orencia (abatacept) is usually prescribed in combination with methotrexate but sometimes is given alone. Orencia (abatacept) is quite effective for many but not all people. It's main side effect: infections. ...Read more

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After 5 remicade (infliximab) infusions im having more side effects?

After 5 remicade (infliximab) infusions im having more side effects?

Switch.: Remicade (infliximab) blocks the tnf-a receptor. Drugs like Humira an Enbrel are antibodies to tnf-a. I recommend switching to one of these ( i favour humira), since they work differently. Humira is the only one of the 3 that is fully human. ...Read more

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Any side effects from rituxan (rituximab) therapy?

Any side effects from rituxan (rituximab) therapy?

Mostly infusion rxns: Rituxan is given intravenously slowly at first to look for common immediate reactions like chills, fever, shakes, itching, hives, headache all of which could be prevented or lessened by giving premedications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and steroids. Reactivation of hepatitis b, lowering resistance to infections, rapid destruction of tumor cells causing i'll effects to organs (tumor lysis) can also occur. ...Read more

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What are Enbrel (etanercept) side effects?

What are Enbrel (etanercept) side effects?

See details: Infection is the greatest risk. Other side effects include reduction in blood counts, liver disease, neurologic disorders and a possible increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Any methotrexate side effects?

Any methotrexate side effects?

Plenty : XX oral dos: Methotrexate is a surprisingly effective drug for many forms of arthritis and the consensus 1st choice for RA by the acr and eular (european). The oral dosage is more problematic because of variable absorption and first-pass effect through liver. It is completely absorbed with sucutaneous injection and doesn't bolus liver. Hair loss can be a problem. Everyone should take 2mg of folic acid. ...Read more

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Does humira (adalimumab) have severe side effects?

It can: While Humira (adalimumab) is generally well tolerated, in rare cases it can have serious side effects including life threatening infections. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with infliximab injections?

Infliximab injection: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/infliximab-side-effects.html

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Side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription?

Side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription?

A few: It can cause eye problems so you need to see an ophthalmologist and peridoic screenings. Other than that we see a few people who have increased skin pigmentation called "plaquenil ochronosis". There are others but these the most prominent. ...Read more

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Having problems with hydroxychloroquin plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects?

Having problems with hydroxychloroquin plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects?

Side effects: Usual side effects are stomach upset and rahshes. Occ headaches. Take the med at lower dose with food and if you can't tolerate tne maximum dose it may still be effective. Vision problems are very rare these s[ecialist and get an opthalmology referral quickly. ...Read more

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Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

THis is a brand of: Cyclosporine a. It is safe with monitoring of therapeutic drug levels. Side effects include renal insufficiency, hypertension, fluid retention and fine tremor. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Imuran (azathioprine)?

What side effects are associated with Imuran (azathioprine)?

Imuran (azathioprine): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/imuran-side-effects.html

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Side effects of taking prednisone?

Side effects of taking prednisone?

Yes.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more

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Prednisone side effects?

Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone( called osteonecrosis). ...Read more

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Issues with understanding plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects?

Issues with understanding plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) side effects?

Side effects:: Studies at the cleveland clinic and albany medical college clearly demonstrate that ocular toxicity with ho-q is based solely on getting more the recommended 6mg/kg of body weight. I have never seen ocular toxicity in 1000's of patient I have treated. The most common complaint is queasiness of the stomach when starting it. There are other side-effects, but i've never seen them. ...Read more

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After 5 remicade (infliximab) infusions im having more side effects?

Switch.: Remicade (infliximab) blocks the tnf-a receptor. Drugs like Humira an Enbrel are antibodies to tnf-a. I recommend switching to one of these ( i favour humira), since they work differently. Humira is the only one of the 3 that is fully human. ...Read more

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Getting remicade (infliximab) infusions; what were your side effects?

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. ...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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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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I am terrified about starting remicade (infliximab) because of the side effects, has anyone had good outcome?

I am terrified about starting remicade (infliximab) because of the side effects, has anyone had good outcome?

Many people have: This drug is used long-term and has been very effective. We are always aware the side effects and we try to minimize them. We have to look at the risk of illness such as rheumatoid arthritis versus the benefit versus the risk of the medication. I will suggest let's try a short 3 to 6 months see how you do and then you decide if it's worth it. This will give you a short-term experience decide if you're willing to take the risks. ...Read more

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I want to know if remicade (infliximab) is benefitial in treating patients with ankylosing spondilitis, if yes what are the side effects of this medicine?

I want to know if remicade (infliximab) is benefitial in treating patients with ankylosing spondilitis, if yes what are the side effects of this medicine?

Very effective: Remicade (infliximab) is extremely effective in treating the symptoms and also preventing progression of the as. The major risk is infection. ...Read more

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What are the potential side effects of using the prohormone halodrol while taking remicade (infliximab) for Crohn's (been in remission for over a year)?

What are the potential side effects of using the prohormone halodrol while taking remicade (infliximab) for Crohn's (been in remission for over a year)?

Unknown: As is true for most of the supplements sold over the counter, they are not regulated by the fda. They may or may not contain what is written on the label. There are no studies that demonstrate that they do what they claim to do, and there certainly are no studies to see if they can interact with medications taken for other problems. There are better ways to waste your money. ...Read more

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Child has JRA failed enbrel and had side effects from it so dr gave choice humira or remicade (infliximab) Which is better ? I'm confused snd do know what to do!

Child has JRA failed enbrel and had side effects from it so dr gave choice humira or remicade (infliximab)   Which is better ? I'm confused snd do know what to do!

TNF Inhibitors: All of the medications offered to your child work in similar ways the difference is how the meds are given. Humira (adalimumab) is an injection that can be done at home every two weeks, while remicaide is an IV medication that must be done in an infusion unit or hospital. These medication have similar side effects and benefits. My advice is try the medication that is least disruptive to your lifestyle. ...Read more

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Has severe pain on left thigh bone, while walking, plus pain in the right foot-top bone.Are these things due to remicade (infliximab) side effects (taken for uc)?

Has severe pain on left thigh bone, while walking, plus pain in the right foot-top bone.Are these things due to remicade (infliximab) side effects (taken for uc)?

Not likely!: Uc is associated with an arthritis that can cause what you are experiencing. It is called enteropathic arthritis, and is a type of spondyloarthopathy. The Remicade (infliximab) should help clearv this up. Hip arthritis can causes your problem. A routine hip x-ray is warranted. If your doc has no problem with this, Naproxen or Ibuprofen should help. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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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Diagnosed with uc. Taking remicade (infliximab). After 3 infusions, I developed perianal abscess. Is this a side effect of immuno-suppression? Afraid of 4th infuse

Diagnosed with uc. Taking remicade (infliximab). After 3 infusions, I developed perianal abscess. Is this a side effect of immuno-suppression? Afraid of 4th infuse

Maybe: Uc is very rarely assoc. With perianal abscess. More like the DX is crohn's disease. You need a test called the ibd-7. If it shows crohn's, then the care is slightly different. This may also be indicated if you failed 5-asa rx and other forms of immunosuppression that are usually successful for uc. The absess should be drained and a seton placed if a fistula develops. Cont remicaid. ...Read more

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Has severe left-sided uc with many severely inflamed pseudo-polyps. How long will it take to heal them. Had 2 remicade (infliximab) infusions & taking prednisone.?

Hard to say : Hard to say but you should hope to see some clinical improvement in 2-4 weeks and possible mucosal healing / off steroids in 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Does remicade (infliximab) cause frequent bowel movement? Had 3rd infusion for left sided uc.

Does remicade (infliximab) cause frequent bowel movement? Had 3rd infusion for left sided uc.

No not typically.: If you have uc and are receiving remicade, (infliximab) it may be the disease. I have not had patients with this side-effect. ...Read more

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