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Remicade is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for autoimmune disorders, joint pain, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis.  It blocks the action of TNF-alpha, a substance in the body that causes inflammation.

Drug information on Remicade (Infliximab) from Janssen Pharmaceutical

Remicade

  Injection
Janssen Pharmaceutical
Generic : Infliximab
 41,039.00
100mg
1vial
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Medical Condition(s) for which Remicade may be prescribed


Side effects of Remicade

Gastrointestinal: Stomach pain, nausea, loss of appetite and blood in stool.

  Heart: Chest pain and shortness of breath.

  Miscellaneous: Headache, runny nose, vaginal itching, flushing, rash, joint pain and seizures.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

It is administered intravenously in a dose of 5 mg/kg on day 1, second week, sixth week, and then after every 6 weeks.

How to use Remicade?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is Remicade not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Allergic to any components of the product, patients with moderate to severe heart failure should not receive more than 5 mg/kg.

Warnings and Precautions for Remicade

Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.

•Caution should be exercised in patients with history of hepatitis B.

•It may develop an active infection while using this medication.

Other Precautions for Remicade

It may affect blood clots, avoid unusual bruising or bleeding.

Storage Conditions for Remicade

Store vials (powder for injection) in refrigerator (36° to 46°F). Do not freeze.



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