Remicade

Active Ingredient(s): Infliximab
FDA Approved: * August 24, 1998
Pharm Company: * CENTOCOR INC
Category: Immunosuppressive

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Remicade Overview

Infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody, sold under the brand name Remicade among others, is a medication used to treat a number of autoimmune diseases. This includes Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and Behçet's disease.[2] It is given by slow injection into a vein, typically at six- to eight-week intervals.[2] Common side effects include infections, acute infusion reacti...

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Drugs Before Remicade Infusion

What drugs are given with or before the infusion of Remicade? ## My nurse gives me IV Benadryl and two oral Acetominaphen. I still through the infusion like a baby. :) ## I get Solu-Medrol thru the IV before they start the Remecade because the first time I had infusion of Remecade I developed rash on my ankles and thighs. They also give me 2 acetaminophen & oral Bendryl 250mg. ## What the others have posted seems to about the norm for those being given Remicade, though it can sometimes vary depending on a person's individual needs. in general, they are given to help prevent some of the possibly side effects, which the FDA lists as possibly including chills, fever, headache, and rash. Can anyone else chime in with their experiences?

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Remicade and red face and neck

Wondering if anyone out there is experiencing this. Severe red face and neck. I assume it is from being on remicade for over 12 years now. ## Remicade has been known to cause issues such as flushing, rosacea, and abnormal skin pigmentation as side effects. However, you should have this checked out by your doctor to rule out other possible causes. Are you on any other medications?

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remicade & teeth

Has anyone seen any effect on their teeth when they have been on remicade for a long time. My dentist seems to think this is my problem. Thank you. Please, someone answer as soon as possible. ## I have been on Remicade for years, and I had a problem with my teeth, but it was not related. I was on Depo Provera for five years, and that made my teeth very brittle and decay very rapidly. My dentist was SHOCKED. It also caused Ostiopenia in my spine. I have the spine of an 80 year old woman and I am only 27! Check your other medications to see if it could be something other than the Remicade. ## yes. my teeth became loose on the left side plus a lot ofother issues including a few absesses in my mouth. ## me too, I've been on it for 3 years and have now had 2 root canals and several filli...

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crohns disease/pain meds cut in half

I'm really hoping someone who has some knowledge on this sees this. My sister has Crohn's disease, unfortunately she's in the 3% who have a life threatening kind. Her specialist put her on Remicade, which has a lot of side effects like making ur cystic acne waaayyy worse. That is no problem for her because the side effects for medication she's been on in the past would be horrible like chandeliering her bones. Peices of her bones would break off and get caught between the skin and try to stick through the skin. She's been on pain medication ever since i can remember, i couldn't imagine her not ever needing it considering her bowels and intestines are all cut up on the inside which leads to infections like abscesses. Our doctor recently got in trouble for some stu...

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what is saaz tablet used for

My dad 67 yrs is suffering from Ankylosing Arthritis and severe Dactylitis. He is being given Remicade (Anti TNF) from last 3 months and is effective. However, his fingers are painting a little and the pain is moving from one finger to another. Doctor stopped his Folitrax and Folvit and started Saaz with increasing dose for next 2 months. Does this have any major side effects? ## Is Saaz good for people of over 65yrs? I mean older people with an ailment?

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Remicade antibodies?

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosis spondylitis in 1998. By 2000 I was so crippled I could barely walk. Anti-inflammatory meds were dropping my weight and not working. Methotrexate gave me heart murmurs and made me pass out. Remicade was new, not much was known about it, i figured it was worth a try. After my 1st infusion I felt better, I went into remission but stayed on every 8 weeks. Amazing for 10-15 years. At 1 point I had an insurance change, switched doctors. She took me off remicade because I was in remission, also she didn't like the drug and thought it was much too inconvenient to sit through infusions. She felt I didn't need it. I didn't mind sitting through infusions... Within a month I was flaring, tried enbrel, almost died from methotrexate,...

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Humira to remicade

I was on humira injections to treat my complex perianal fistulating crohns disease. It was great until I came out of remission and had reaccurring flares of infection. Infliximab was the reccomended treatment to go on with. There was a period of 4 weeks between treatments and during that time I developed excruciating lower leg pain and can barely walk. They burn and throb even when I'm not walking. My head aches and I feel worse now than before I stopped the humira. I had my first infliximab infusion yesterday and feel like I.ve been run down by a bus. Can anyone out there relate to this? ## Those can be side effects of Remicade, which contains Infliximab, and the warnings advise you to consult your doctor about it. Other issues may include bleeding, tiredness, bruising, fever, and ...

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Saaz ds

I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis with hla b27 positive. I am having saaz ds with gaba neuron please tell me is the ankylosing spondylitis curable or it stops can u please tell me anything or any home treatment by which i feel better and cure ankylosing spondylitis. ## I am suffering AS with hla b27 positive. Please tell me if there's a better treatment for Ankyosing spondylitis? ## It is hard saaz. I have had the same issue since 1984. It attacks young males. It is a genetic disorder with no cure. I have tried all options. Sulphazaline does not work in the spine. Enbrel 50 a tnf blocker will work fast. Please ask your reumatologist to try it. Predisolone may work but not for long. Sulphazaline works on the peripheral joints not the spine. Not even methotrexate in low doses...

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Remicade and Kidney Cancer

Has anyone taken Remicade for Crohn's Arthritis? I also have had surgery for a small tumor of the kidney which was cancerous. ## Remicade is an immunosuppressant medication. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, irritability, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications? How are your kidneys doing? Was the cancer malignant, or benign? ## Thanks for replying...his cancer was malignant, but (no treatments required). He has been on prednisone since 1991 - 10 milligrams. He is taking 6-9 tylenol for arthritis daily and 2 atasol 30s each day. He isn't doing very well because the drugs he is currently on isn't helping with his mobility.

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Heart problems as a side effect of Remicade

Has anyone developed pulmonary venous hypertension or other heart problems like shortness of breath and swollen feet and legs relating to poor circulation as a side effect of Remicade? How do you determine when to stop treatment? ## It has been known to have various detrimental cardiac effects, according to NIH reports. You may also experience rash, dizziness, headache, and abnormal liver function. When you should stop treatment is really up to you and your medical provider. How severe are the problems? Are you on any other medications?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Infliximab
  • Injection: 100mg, 100mg/vial
  • Vial: 100mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Remicade: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 57894-030 Remicade 100 mg/10ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Infliximab or a similar ingredient: (8 results)

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