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Side Effects Remicade Infusions
Various: Remicade 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 3 remicade 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 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
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
I want to know if remicade is benefitial in treating patients with ankylosing spondilitis, if yes what are the side effects of this medicine?
Advised to use remicade for my leftsided colitis. Afraid of drug’s side effects. Do benefits outweigh risks like serious infection & lymphoma?
What are the potential side effects of using the prohormone halodrol while taking remicade 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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