for adults with active ankylosing spondylitis


for adults with active ankylosing spondylitis

What is Remicade®?


REMICADE® is a prescription medication for adults living with active ankylosing spondylitis.

REMICADE® is not right for everyone, and individual results may vary. Talk with your doctor to decide if REMICADE® may be right for you.


REMICADE® belongs to a class of biologic medications known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha blockers.

How does
Remicade® work?

REMICADE® blocks a protein in your immune system called TNF-alpha. TNF-alpha can cause inflammation.

  • When you have ankylosing spondylitis, your body produces too much TNF-alpha, a protein that helps regulate immune cells and inflammation in the body
  • Too much TNF-alpha can cause your immune system to mistakenly attack cells in the spine and joints, leading to inflammation—an underlying cause of ankylosing spondylitis symptoms


When you have a chronic condition like ankylosing spondylitis, it is important to talk to your doctor about treatment goals. These goals may include reducing the signs and symptoms of your disease.

In a clinical study, when given REMICADE®:


A greater number of patients saw improvement in their overall signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis like spinal (back) pain, joint pain, morning stiffness, and limited range of motion—in as early as 2 weeks for some people.

Individual results may vary.

For adults with active ankylosing spondylitis

Dosing with Remicade®


REMICADE® is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion by a healthcare professional through a needle placed in a vein in your arm.


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

Your doctor will determine the right dosage of REMICADE® for you.

Side effects
with Remicade®

What should I know about serious side effects?

REMICADE® can lower your ability to fight infections. Serious and sometimes fatal events can occur. There have been reports of serious infections, including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that have spread throughout the body or cause infections in certain areas. Lymphoma, including a fatal kind called hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, and other cancers have been reported in children and adults taking REMICADE®. Some people with heart failure should not take REMICADE®. Other serious side effects reported include skin cancer, cervical cancer, hepatitis B, heart problems or stroke within 24 hours of infusion, liver injury, blood problems, nervous system problems, allergic reactions, or lupus-like syndrome. To learn more about these and other risks, please read the Important Safety Information and the Medication Guide and discuss any questions you have with your doctor.

What are the common side effects?

The most common side effects of REMICADE® include:

  • respiratory infections, such as sinus infections and sore throat
  • headache
  • coughing
  • stomach pain

Infusion reactions can happen up to 2 hours after your infusion of REMICADE®. Symptoms of infusion reactions may include:

  • fever
  • chills
  • chest pain
  • low blood pressure or high blood pressure
  • shortness of breath
  • rash
  • itching

Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

These are not all of the side effects with REMICADE®. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Paying for Remicade®

Janssen CarePath offers information on options that may be available to help you lower your out-of-pocket costs for REMICADE®.

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