If you have moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the pain, stiffness, and swelling you experience may already be affecting your ability to do simple daily tasks or to keep up with family and friends. Without proper treatment, you may experience significant joint damage in the years ahead, depending on the severity of your disease.
Fortunately, there's REMICADE®. When taken with methotrexate, REMICADE® can provide quick symptom relief—in as few as 2 weeks for some patients. Of course, the potential impact of RA goes beyond your day-to-day symptoms. So it's good to know that REMICADE® can also help stop the progression of long-term damage. Individual results may vary.
REMICADE® is also the only medication of its kind to require as few as 6 treatments a year as a 2-hour infusion after 3 starter doses. That's 1 treatment every 8 weeks after those starter doses. To learn more, visit About REMICADE®  and ask your doctor if REMICADE® is right for you.
Only your doctor can recommend a course of treatment after checking your health condition. REMICADE® (infliximab) can cause serious side effects such as lowering your ability to fight infections. Some patients, especially those 65 years and older, have had serious infections caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria that have spread throughout the body, including tuberculosis (TB) and histoplasmosis. Some of these infections have been fatal. Your doctor should monitor you closely for signs and symptoms of TB during treatment with REMICADE®.
Unusual cancers have been reported in children and teenage patients taking TNF-blocker medicines. Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, a rare form of fatal lymphoma, has occurred mostly in teenage or young adult males with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who were taking REMICADE® and azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine. For children and adults taking TNF blockers, including REMICADE®, the chances of getting lymphoma or other cancers may increase.
You should discuss any concerns about your health and medical care with your doctor.
What should I tell my doctor before I take REMICADE®?
You should let your doctor know if you have or ever had any of the following:
Also tell your doctor if you:
What should I watch for and talk to my doctor about before or while taking REMICADE®?
The following serious (sometimes fatal) side effects have been reported in people taking REMICADE®.
You should tell your doctor right away if you have any of the signs listed below:
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.