Remicade (Injection)


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Remicade IV stability info in NS 250ml


Upon reconstitution and adding it to the IVPB bag, how long is infliximab stable for at room temp and in the refrigerator?? Thanks...
by Jeffery in Lafayette, LA, 09/28/2015

Possible Remicade reaction


My daughter was diagnoised with Crohnes disease about 4 years ago. At least that is what they are calling it since she has bouts of severe abdominal pain. Her Gastro MD did several tests for Crohnes which include biopsies from colonoscopies and blood ...
by Anonymous in Lancaster, CA, 08/22/2006

Remicade (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Remicade (Injection)

Remicade (Injection) Medication Classification

INFLIXIMAB (Injection)

Remicade (Injection) Brandname

Remicade

Remicade (Injection) is used for the Treatment

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

When To Not Use Remicade (Injection)

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 Remicade (Injection)

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 Remicade (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Remicade (Injection)

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.

Remicade (Injection) 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.

Remicade (Injection) 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

Remicade (Injection) Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.0****

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

*****

Ease of Use:

***

Overall Satisfaction:

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Reviews

Remicade (Injection)
4.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ****

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kathy, indiana - 07/31/2008

3 years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. My doctor started me on Remicade and MTX immediately. The Remicade was amazing at first. An over the counter pain reliever seemed to reduce the side effects. I had to stop taking the medication for a short time due to a severe infection and the RA returned almost instantly. I am back on it again, and receive treatment once a month. However, it seems not to be working as well as it use to, and my doctor has stated we may change meds soon.

Remicade (Injection)
4.5

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: *****

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sylvia, georgia - 11/09/2010

I just started remicade a few weeks ago, and I could tell a difference after the first treatment. I had been taking prednisone for my arthritis, but after the remicade I was able to stop taking the other medication. Most of my symptoms have completely disappeared. I am certainly going to go back next week for the next infusion. My legs still get stiff and hurt if I sit too long, but it has done wonders for most of my joints, especially my wrists and knees. I am hoping this will help me get out of my wheelchair soon.