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Remicade Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is infliximab (Remicade)?
- What are the possible side effects of infliximab (Remicade)?
- What is the most important information I should know about infliximab (Remicade)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using infliximab (Remicade)?
- How should I use infliximab (Remicade)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Remicade)?
- What happens if I overdose (Remicade)?
- What should I avoid while using infliximab (Remicade)?
- What other drugs will affect infliximab (Remicade)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Remicade)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your infliximab injection.
What happens if I overdose (Remicade)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using infliximab (Remicade)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using infliximab. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
Make sure your child is current on all vaccines before he or she starts treatment with infliximab.
What other drugs will affect infliximab (Remicade)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- azathioprine (Imuran);
- mercaptopurine (Purinethol); or
- medications and phototherapy for psoriasis.
There may be other drugs that can interact with infliximab. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about infliximab.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Remicade Side Effects Center
- Remicade Overview including Precautions
- Remicade FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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