Trade name: Remicade
Strength: 100 mg
Active ingredient: Infliximab
Category: Infliximab is an artificial antibody. (Infliximab is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker.)
Pregnancy category: Infliximab belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: C AND US FDA pregnancy category: B
Uses: Remicade 100 mg powder is used to treat arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis). Bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) and skin diseases (psoriasis).
How to use: Remicade 100 mg powder is given by injection in to the IV. It is given as infusion for over 2 hours.
Side Effects: Nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, fever, back pain, cough.
Dosage: 5 mg per kg by IV. It is given at 0, 2, and 6 weeks followed by a maintenance dose every 8 weeks thereafter.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: August 30th, 2016
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