Infliximab

 

Brand: Remicade

Application: Rheumatoid arthritis - Psoriatic arthritis - Idiopathic arthritis - Plaque psoriasis - Crohn's disease - Ulcerative colitis

 

Infliximab dosage forms

  • Injectable vial

 

 

Infliximab drug information

The correct amount and method of taking Infliximab

Contraindications Infliximab

Infliximab during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of taking Infliximab on driving

Infliximab drug interaction

Infliximab Warning

Side effects of taking inefliximab

Side effects of Infliximab overdose (Infliximab poisoning)

Storage conditions of Infliximab

 

 

Infliximab drug information

Infliximab is used to reduce the pain and swelling of certain inflammatory diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis) and certain intestinal diseases (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis). Infliximab belongs to a group of drugs that block tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and reduces inflammation by blocking TNF (a substance made by the body that causes inflammation).

As mentioned, infliximab is a human-made biological drug, and its contents are similar to those produced in the body. It is used to relieve inflammation and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and to treat plaque psoriasis (a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin).

 

The correct amount and method of taking Infliximab

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive medication information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Infliximab varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • This drug is injected intravenously (within 2 hours) under the supervision of a physician (after the first dose of the drug every 2, 6 and 8 weeks depending on the disease and condition).
  • This drug has different doses and the doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose of the drug according to the patient's weight and condition.
  • Try not to miss a dose of Infliximab.
  • If your condition does not improve after taking Infliximab for some time, talk to your doctor before taking the next dose.

 

    Contraindications Infliximab

  • Note the expiration date of the infliximab drug and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give Infliximab to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with infliximab, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Infliximab during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Taking infliximab during pregnancy may be dangerous for the fetus.

 

The effect of taking Infliximab on driving

Infliximab does not change your vision or drowsiness, you do not need to avoid driving if you do not have these symptoms.

 

Infliximab drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Infliximab may interact with the following drugs: abatacept, anakinra, immunosuppressants such as natalizumbe, tofacitinib, some live vaccines such as BCG, other TNF blockers (such as etanercept, adalimumab)

 

Infliximab Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking infliximab:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have a history of a specific infection (tuberculosis (tuberculosis) or skin infection).
  • If you have liver problems such as hepatitis.
  • If you have a respiratory problem such as COPD.
  • If you are undergoing psoriasis (phototherapy).
  • If your infection has recently recurred.
  • If you have a history of cancer (skin, breast or lymphoma).
  • If you have a heart problem
  • If you have a bone marrow problem or a blood problem such as leukopenia and thrombocytopenia.
  • If you have a nervous system problem (MS or epilepsy).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of taking inefliximab

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Itching, swelling, redness and pain at the injection site
  • Stomach ache
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fever, chills, persistent sore throat, persistent cough, difficulty breathing, night sweats, frequent urination, unusual vaginal discharge, thrush: See a doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms.
  • Joint and muscle pain, bruising and bleeding, vision changes, seizures, confusion, muscle weakness, numbness and burning of the hands and feet, facial rash, chest pain, pain, redness and swelling of the hands and feet, irregular heartbeat, new symptoms or Worsening of heart failure (such as shortness of breath, swelling of the legs and ankles, unusual tiredness, sudden change or weight gain): See your doctor right away if you have any of these serious symptoms.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Infliximab.

 

Side effects of Infliximab overdose (Infliximab poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

         Storage conditions of Infliximab

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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