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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.

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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.

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Had 3 remicade (infliximab) infusions for uc so far. Feel very tired most of the day and can't eat well due to nausea. Is it due to remicade (infliximab) side effects?

Had 3 remicade (infliximab) infusions for uc so far.  Feel very tired  most of the day and can't eat well due to nausea.  Is it due to remicade (infliximab) side effects?

Possibly: Remicade (infliximab) is a potent medication and certainly capable of producing those side effects. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000267/.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.?

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.

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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.

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