You have a voice in the matter

You and your doctor worked hard to find REMICADE®

Your doctor prescribed REMICADE® for you. But now you may be asked to switch from REMICADE® to a biosimilar medicine. So it’s important to learn more and talk with your doctor. If your REMICADE® treatment is still working for you, ask your doctor about staying on it.

Biosimilars are another type of biologic medicine

Although the infliximab biosimilar works in a very similar way to an innovator biologic like REMICADE®—it is important to know that the infliximab biosimilar is not interchangeable with REMICADE®.

REMICADE®Infliximab biosimilar

The infliximab biosimilar is not interchangeable with REMICADE®

An interchangeable biologic must show that it is more than biosimilar. It must also show that:

  • It will work the same as REMICADE® for everyone who takes it—the infliximab biosimilar has not proven this
  • Switching from REMICADE® to the interchangeable biologic would not cause any changes in safety or how well the treatment works—the infliximab biosimilar has not proven this
  • Switching back and forth between the interchangeable biologic and REMICADE® would not cause any changes in safety or how well the treatment works—the infliximab biosimilar has not proven this

According to the FDA, no biosimilar is
interchangeable with REMICADE®.

Remember, you have a voice in the matter.

If your REMICADE® treatment is still working for you, talk with your doctor about staying on it.

If you are being asked to consider a biosimilar, ask your doctor…

  • Why am I being asked to switch?
  • What are the risks and benefits of switching?
  • Do I have to switch my medicine?
  • How long has the biosimilar been available?
  • Does the biosimilar have as much experience as REMICADE®?
  • Will my insurance cover the biosimilar?
  • Will the biosimilar cost the same?

Your treatment. Your choice. If you are asked to switch—
ask your doctor about staying on REMICADE®.