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Doctor insights on: Use Of Anticoagulants And Infliximab

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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

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


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What are the active ingredients in infliximab?

What are the active ingredients in infliximab?

Large Molecule: Very large molecule with multiple complex protein wha ving primary, secondary, tertiary and quantenary configurations. There are a variety of internal structures and in the case of inflixiamb is an antibody against Tumor Necosis Alpha - TNF either cell bound or circulating. This interrupts with the function of TNF and causes the immunologic control of the illness invovled. ...Read more

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What is remicade (infliximab) infusions? What's in it?

What is remicade (infliximab) infusions? What's in it?

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. ...Read more

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Is there any risk of cancer with remicade (infliximab)?

Is there any risk of cancer with remicade (infliximab)?

Yes: There is a small increased risk of lymphoma in patients on tnf antagonists such as remicade (infliximab). There was also be a risk in patients with a history of more advanced cases of melanoma. ...Read more

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Remicade (infliximab) infusion make you lose your hair?

Remicade (infliximab) infusion make you lose your hair?

See below: It is is possible but the Imuran (azathioprine) and if you are on Prednisone that could be a contributing factor as well. ...Read more

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Remicade (infliximab) treatment, advantages and disadvantages?

Remicade (infliximab) treatment, advantages and disadvantages?

For what: Remicade (infliximab) is good therapy. Plus is that it is givne in hte office andthen you don't have to self inject another TNF inhibitor. Is thsi for Rheuamtoid Arthritis, Crohn's disease, psoriasis There are many things it cna be used for. The risks are side effects like infection, infusion reaction, etc. You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have facet injections while on remicade (infliximab)?

Is it safe to have facet injections while on remicade (infliximab)?

Probably: You are at an increased risk of infection overall while on remicade (infliximab). Using a strict sterile technique and wearing a surgical mask as a doctor can decrease this risk substantially but it will not be 0. Talk to your pain physician about it. ...Read more

Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more


Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Infliximab (Definition)

Infliximab is an ...Read more