What are the possible side effects of infliximab (Remicade)?
Some people receiving an infliximab injection have had a reaction to the infusion (when the medicine is injected into the vein). Tell your caregiver right away if you feel dizzy, nauseated, light-headed, itchy or tingly, swollen, short of breath, or have a headache, fever, chills, flu symptoms, muscle or joint pain, pain or tightness in your throat, chest pain, or trouble swallowing during the injection. Infusion reactions may also occur within 1 or 2 hours after injection.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult...
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What are the precautions when taking infliximab (Remicade)?
Before using infliximab, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to mouse proteins; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: previous severe allergic reaction to this medication.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: tuberculosis (previous infection or positive skin test), past/recent/current infections (e.g., cold sores, Valley Fever), heart disease (e.g., heart failure), blood/bone marrow disorder (e.g.,...
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