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What is the most common side effect of remicade, (infliximab) and is cancer common while taking it?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Infection, allergy

Remicade (infliximab) increases infections, including sinus/respiratory infections and severe infections (fungus or tuberculosis.
) allergic reaction during infusion is a common side effect. It also increases risk for cancer, particularly lymphomas (3-4x increased risk). Head and neck cancers are increased in people with copd. Really ask your doctor about this so you can balance your risks and benefits.

In brief: Infection, allergy

Remicade (infliximab) increases infections, including sinus/respiratory infections and severe infections (fungus or tuberculosis.
) allergic reaction during infusion is a common side effect. It also increases risk for cancer, particularly lymphomas (3-4x increased risk). Head and neck cancers are increased in people with copd. Really ask your doctor about this so you can balance your risks and benefits.
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