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What Would Happen If I Stop Taking 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been getting remicade (infliximab) 4 2 years. I've gained 60 lbs. Have been 125, since the age of 18.Ever since the remicade (infliximab). If i stop, will i loose the lbs?
It can be: It can be associated with weight gain if before you started this drug, you were losing weight as result of untreated autoimmune disease. We call this phenomena cachexia where you lose the weight due to severe inflammation. Once the disease is controlled with a drug such as remicade, (infliximab) weight gain can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovered from first time peri-anal abscess after third remicade (infliximab) infusion for uc. Seems like a side effect of remicade (infliximab). Should I stop remicade (infliximab)?
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
Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.
Infliximab: "Remicade (infliximab) at doses >5 mg/kg should not be administered to patients with moderate to severe heart failure. " "Remicade (infliximab) should not be re-administered to patients who have experienced a severe hypersensitivity reaction to Remicade (infliximab). Additionally, Remicade (infliximab) should not be administered to patients with known hypersensitivity to inactive components of the product or to any murine proteins.: See: ...Read more
It is effective: It is frequently used in crohn's disease to quiet down inflamatory manifestations. It is not very good for stricturing disease. It is a temporary fix for perianal fistula disease which can be improved more permanently by laser ablation. So a question which asks in general what's the success rate, you have to evaluate the type of problem that Infliximab is being used for to answer better, . ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Infliximab is an excellent, fda approved, treatment for crohn's disease. It does have side-effects and potential toxicity however. It suppresses your immune system and makes you more susceptible to certain infections. It is also quite expensive and requires an IV infusion given on a periodic basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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