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

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Case by case see MD

Effective drug. Depends on severity of disease, response to other meds, etc.
See your doc.

In brief: Case by case see MD

Effective drug. Depends on severity of disease, response to other meds, etc.
See your doc.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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