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Gi advised me to take 50 gm of Benadryl & 1000mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) prior to next remicade infusion to prevent post reaction leg ache i had last. Any advice?

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Dr. Fernando Austin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Remicade (infliximab)

The recommendation is not too unusual.
50 milligrams(not grams) of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and one thousand milligrams(1 gram) of Acetaminophen to reduce side effects of the interferon is used by some physicians. For many patients the muscle aches & pains settle down after the 1st month or so of therapy.

In brief: Remicade (infliximab)

The recommendation is not too unusual.
50 milligrams(not grams) of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and one thousand milligrams(1 gram) of Acetaminophen to reduce side effects of the interferon is used by some physicians. For many patients the muscle aches & pains settle down after the 1st month or so of therapy.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Do it

It's recommended to take those to prevent the common reactions of rash and fever from biologics like remicade (infliximab).

In brief: Do it

It's recommended to take those to prevent the common reactions of rash and fever from biologics like remicade (infliximab).
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