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Remicade 100mg Injection
Salt Composition : Infliximab
Manufacturer : JOHNSON & JOHNSON PVT LTD
Origin of Medicine : United States of America
1 Vial(s) Of 10ml
Introduction to Remicade 100mg Injection
Remicade 100mg Injection is an antirheumatic medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as TNF (tumour necrosis factor) alfa inhibitors containing the active ingredient Infliximab. This medication is used to treat various inflammatory conditions, primarily autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and psoriasis.
If you are allergic to Remicade 100mg Injection or any other ingredients, you should not use this medication. Individuals who are allergic (hypersensitive) to proteins that come from mice should not receive this drug. If you have active tuberculosis (TB) or another severe infection like pneumonia or sepsis, this drug should not be used, as it may weaken the immune system and exacerbate these infections.
Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before taking Remicade 100mg Injection. It will be given only if needed. If you received this medicine while you are pregnant, inform your baby’s physician before your baby is given any vaccine. Before you start breastfeeding, your last treatment must be at least six months ago. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.
Uses of Remicade 100mg Injection
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
Therapeutic Effects of Remicade 100mg Injection
Remicade 100mg Injection works by binding to and neutralizing TNF-alpha, a protein that plays a key role in inflammation. By inhibiting TNF-alpha, this drug helps reduce inflammation and control the symptoms of autoimmune diseases.
Interaction of Remicade 100mg Injection with other drugs
Inform your physician about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Remicade 100mg Injection and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Remicade 100mg Injection
- Store Remicade 100mg Injection in a refrigerator at (2°C to 8°C).
- Do not freeze.
How to consume Remicade 100mg Injection
Remicade 100mg Injection can be administered only as an intravenous injection into a vein by your physician in a hospital setting. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition.
Safety Advices for Remicade 100mg Injection
Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before taking Remicade 100mg Injection. It will be given only if needed. If you received this medicine while you are pregnant, inform your baby’s physician before your baby is given any vaccine.
Before you start breastfeeding, your last Remicade 100mg Injection treatment must be at least six months ago. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.
Inform your doctor if you have had any liver disorders, especially hepatitis B virus infection, as Remicade 100mg Injection may reactivate the virus. Your doctor will monitor your liver condition before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether Remicade 100mg Injection can be used in patients with lung diseases. Consult your doctor for more advice.
It is unknown whether consuming alcohol interacts with the Remicade 100mg Injection. Please consult your doctor for more advice.
Remicade 100mg Injection does not alters your driving ability. However, if you experience side effects like tiredness or drowsiness, avoid driving and using machines.
Side Effects of Remicade 100mg Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Serious infections (TB, blood infections, fungal infections)
- Low blood counts
- Possible signs of cancer (weight loss, fever, changes in moles or skin coloring, unusual vaginal bleeding)
- Upper respiratory infections
- Injection site reactions
- Headache, dizziness
- Stomach pain, pain in joints, muscles or back
- Difficulty breathing, chest pain
- Diarrhea, constipation
- Indigestion, heartburn
- Bruising, flushing, nosebleed
- Feeling tired
- Depression, difficulty sleeping
- Eye problems
- Fast heart beat
- Hair loss
- Tingling sensation or numbness
Word of Advice
Diarrhea can lead to dehydration and fluid loss. It's necessary to drink plenty of fluids, such as water, oral rehydration solutions, or clear broths when using Remicade 100mg Injection to address diarrhea. Proper hydration helps replace lost fluids and electrolytes and supports the body's recovery.
Q 1. Who should not take Remicade 100mg Injection?
Remicade 100mg Injection may not be suitable for everyone. People with active infections, a history of certain neurological conditions, congestive heart failure, or a known allergy to the drug or any of its components should not take this medication. It is crucial to discuss your medical history and current medications with your healthcare provider before starting the treatment.
Q 2. How is Remicade 100mg Injection administered?
Remicade 100mg Injection is typically administered as an intravenous (IV) infusion. It is usually given in a healthcare facility like a hospital or infusion center. The frequency of infusions and the dosage can vary depending on the condition being treated.
Q 3. Is Remicade 100mg Injection available over-the-counter (OTC)?
Remicade 100mg Injection is available by prescription and is not commonly found as an over-the-counter (OTC) medication. It is important to consult with a physician for an accurate diagnosis and prescription.
Q 4. How long does it take for Remicade 100mg Injection to start working?
The time it takes for Remicade 100mg Injection to start working varies from person to person and depends on the condition being treated. Some individuals may experience relief within a few weeks, while others may need several months of treatment to see significant improvement.
Q 5. Can I receive vaccines while on Remicade 100mg Injection?
It's essential to discuss vaccinations with your healthcare provider while on Remicade 100mg Injection. Some live vaccines should be avoided, but many non-live vaccines are recommended for individuals on immunosuppressive medications to prevent infections.
Fact Box of Remicade 100mg Injection
Molecule name: Infliximab
Therapeutic class: Antirheumatics
Pharmacological class: TNF alfa inhibitors
1. Rheumatoid arthritis
2. Psoriatic arthritis
3. Ankylosing spondylitis
5. Crohn’s disease
6. Ulcerative colitis
- Janssen Biologics BV, Electronic medicines compendium (EMC), [Revised on Oct 2020] [Accessed on 27th Sep 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.3831.pdf
- Janssen Biotech, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on Nov 2013] [ Accessed on 27th Sep 2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/103772s5359lbl.pdf
- Goodman & Gilman’s, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Immunosuppressants, tolerogens, and immunostimulants, 12th edition, 2011, 1018.
- KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Antirheumatoid and antigout drugs, 7th edition, 2013, 212.
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