INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable)


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INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable)

INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

INFLIXIMAB (Injection)

INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Remicade

INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Infliximab (in-FLIX-i-mab) Treats rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease.

When To Not Use INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to infliximab or murine proteins, or if you have a serious infection or a history of congestive heart failure.

How Should You Use INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It may also be given by a home health caregiver.
  • This medicine needs to be given slowly, so the needle will need to remain in place for at least 2 hours.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Call your doctor, pharmacist, or home health caregiver for instructions.

Proper INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using methotrexate, azathioprine (Imuran®), mercaptopurine (Purinethol®), or other medicines that can weaken your immune system.
  • Tell your doctor if you have received infliximab before.
  • Talk to your doctor before getting flu shots or other vaccines while you are receiving infliximab. Vaccines may not work as well while you are using this medicine.

INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have an infection of any kind, multiple sclerosis or similar illness, or a history of recurring infections or tuberculosis.
  • Avoid people who are sick or have infections.

INFLIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Cough, chest pain, or shortness of breath
  • Fever, chills, or night sweats
  • Headache or sinus pain
  • Joint redness, pain, or swelling, unusual skin rash
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Pain when urinating or blood in your urine
  • Sore throat, muscle aches, swelling in your hands or face
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild headache
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain
  • Redness, pain, or swelling where the IV is given
  • Tiredness

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