Remicade Injection

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Remicade Injection Information

Remicade Injection is a prescription drug, available for use as Injection. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Crohn's disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Other than this, Remicade Injection has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Remicade Injection depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Remicade Injection include Upper respiratory tract infection, Viral Infection, Hair Loss. While these are the most often observed Remicade Injection side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Remicade Injection go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Remicade Injection has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Remicade Injection's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Remicade Injection is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Tuberculosis (TB), Liver Disease, Heart Failure are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Remicade Injection are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Remicade Injection may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Remicade Injection, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Remicade Injection Benefits & Uses

Remicade Injection is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Remicade Injection Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Ulcerative Colitis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Ulcerative Colitis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Above 6 years old can take

Remicade Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Remicade Injection safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Remicade Injection. If you are pregnant, do not take Remicade Injection without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Remicade Injection safe during breastfeeding?


    Remicade Injection should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Remicade Injection on the Kidneys?


    Remicade Injection can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Remicade Injection on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Remicade Injection. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Remicade Injection on the Heart?


    There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Remicade Injection. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Remicade Injection with Other Drugs

Remicade Injection should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Remicade Injection Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Remicade Injection unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Remicade Injection

  • Is this Remicade Injection habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Remicade Injection is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Remicade Injection since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Remicade Injection only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Remicade Injection for mental disorders.

    No

Remicade Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Remicade Injection


    There is no information on the effects of taking Remicade Injection with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Remicade Injection


    Information about the interaction of Remicade Injection and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 685-686

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 884

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Remicade (infliximab)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Renflexis (infliximab-abda)

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