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Dr. Robert Lowe Dr. Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology
13 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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What happens if i stop taking remicade (infliximab)?

What happens if i stop taking remicade (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 more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What would happen if u stop.Taking remicade (infliximab).

What would happen if u stop.Taking remicade (infliximab).

Will flare: It depends what the Remicade (infliximab) is treating (gi, ra, psoriasis?). In any case, stpping the med will likely cause the underlying disease to flare. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of taking remicade, (infliximab) or a medication like it?

What are the symptoms of taking remicade, (infliximab) or a medication like it?

Why do you need it: This really depends on the medical condition being treated. Remicade (infliximab) may have no symptoms. It can have side effects like infection and if you are on it you need careful monitoring. ...Read more

Dr. William Lages Dr. Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
64 years in practice
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Why do some people need a port when taking remicade (infliximab) and others don't ?

Why do some people need a port when taking remicade (infliximab) and others don't ?

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.

Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.

It depends: Azathioprine can reduce the rish of infusion reactions to Remicade (infliximab) and can inhibit the production of antibodies to Remicade (infliximab) that can compromise its effectiveness. However, it is not absolutely essential to take it while on Remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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. Howard Hack Dr. Hack
Internal Medicine
29 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How does infliximab affect a baby?

How does infliximab affect a baby?

Maybe: It is pregnancy category b, meaning the effects are unknown. Gastroenterologists will use this in pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Is remicade (infliximab) safe overall?

Yes.: People can have side-effects with infusion, but they are usually mild. Remicade (infliximab) has been on the market for over a decade and is considered relatively safe. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Who should not use infliximab injections?

Who should not use infliximab injections?

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

Dr. Jason Bodzin Dr. Bodzin
Surgery
47 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Whats the success rate for infliximab use?

Whats the success rate for infliximab use?

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

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What is it like to take remicade (infliximab) long term?

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

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Sidney Vinson Dr. Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Infliximab treatment ok for crohn's?

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 more

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Dr. William Lages Dr. Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
64 years in practice
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Can I take infliximab for my crohns?

Can I take infliximab for my crohns?

Yes: It,s a good drug for Crohn,s disease in managing the disease and even producing remission, but needs to be prescribed by your gastroenterologist who knows your stage and what else has been tried. ...Read more

Dr. Ipe Kalathoor Dr. Kalathoor
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Kannur University, Academy of Medical Sciences Pariyaram
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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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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