For adults with active ankylosing spondylitis
REMICADE® is given through a needle placed in a vein (IV or intravenous infusion) in your arm.
REMICADE® infusion is given by a
trained healthcare professional
REMICADE® is given over a period
of about 2 hours
3 starter doses
at Weeks 0, 2, and 6
After starter doses, 1 maintenance
dose is infused every 6 weeks
Listen to Megan talk about her infusion experience with REMICADE®.
Your doctor’s office or infusion center will schedule your appointments. If you need to reschedule an appointment, call your doctor’s office or infusion provider.
For detailed information about the REMICADE® infusion process and questions, please talk to your doctor.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
It’s a good idea to show up to your infusion well hydrated.
REMICADE® is administered over a period of about 2 hours.
Bring a book, laptop, tablet, or other digital device…or just a pillow to take a nap to pass the time.
It’s important to dress for the occasion. Make comfort a priority: wear loose-fitting clothing and layers in case you get too warm or too cold.
DURING YOUR IV INFUSION
When you arrive, your healthcare professional will check your vital signs, ask you questions about your overall health, and provide you with the Medication Guide to read before each infusion.
A healthcare professional will determine the right amount of medication for you based on your weight and will be there to give you your treatment. Your doctor may decide to give you other medications before starting the REMICADE® infusion to prevent or lessen
A healthcare professional will check in with you during your infusion. The infusion is given over a period of about 2 hours.
AFTER YOUR IV INFUSION
You will be monitored at the doctor’s office or infusion center for a period of time afterward just to make sure you are not having a reaction, and then you will be free to leave. You should be able to continue your normal schedule, as advised by your doctor.
Gather your medical history and a list of your current medications to bring with you to your infusion appointment.
Some doctors offer IV infusion services on-site. If your doctor’s office doesn’t, it’s easy to find an infusion center near you.
Visit 2infuse.com to find treatment locations that are close to your home or workplace.
At Janssen, we don't want cost to get in the way of treatment you need. Once you and your doctor have decided REMICADE® is right for you, we can help you explore options to lower your out-of-pocket cost for REMICADE®.