Drug: Remicade

INFLIXIMAB (in FLIX i mab) is used to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It is also used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, and some forms of arthritis.

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • chest pain
  • fever or chills, usually related to the infusion
  • muscle or joint pain
  • red, scaly patches or raised bumps on the skin
  • signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine
  • swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin areas
  • unexplained weight loss
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • headache
  • heartburn or stomach pain
  • nausea, vomiting

Source: http://www.healthline.com

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • chest pain
  • fever or chills, usually related to the infusion
  • muscle or joint pain
  • red, scaly patches or raised bumps on the skin
  • signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine
  • swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin areas
  • unexplained weight loss
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • headache
  • heartburn or stomach pain
  • nausea, vomiting

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • exposure to tuberculosis
  • heart failure
  • hepatitis or liver disease
  • immune system problems
  • infection
  • lung or breathing disease, like COPD
  • multiple sclerosis
  • current or past resident of Ohio or Mississippi river valleys
  • seizure disorder
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to infliximab, mouse proteins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

Source: http://www.healthline.com

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