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?

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...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...
As Dr Goldman stated. Were the side effects not explained to you in detail before starting this med? If so, that is a serious omission by the doctor. Read more...

Have any Crohn's disease patients out there had side effects after a remicade (infliximab) infusion?

Yes. Infusion rxns are not uncommon. I favour Humira (adalimumab) which is given subcutaneously every two weeks. I have found side-effects much less, and is does not rquire a lengthy infusion and can be easily self-adminstered. Read more...
Yes. There are both immediate and delayed infusion reactions. Best to make your GI aware. Read more...

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. Read more...

Advised to use remicade (infliximab) for my leftsided colitis. Afraid of drug’s side effects. Do benefits outweigh risks like serious infection & lymphoma?

Case by case see MD. Effective drug. Depends on severity of disease, response to other meds, etc. See your doc. Read more...
More often benefits. Outweigh risks. Many times risks depend on other conditions you have such as diabetes, COPD which includes chronic infections, bad kidneys and other supprussive meds you take. With that said, infection can still occur even in otherwise good health. Lymphoma slightly less of concern. I have seen much more benefit with drug then side effects. Read more...