REMICADE® is a prescription medication for adults living with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease who haven't responded well to other medicines.
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.
REMICADE® blocks a protein in your immune system called
When you have a chronic condition like Crohn’s disease, it is important to talk to your doctor about treatment goals. These goals may include response (reducing symptoms) and remission.
IN A 1-YEAR CLINICAL STUDY:
At Week 2, nearly 6 out of 10 patients achieved response with REMICADE®.
Nearly 4 out of 10 patients achieved remission with REMICADE® at Week 30 compared with nearly 3 out of 10 patients not given REMICADE®.
Individual results may vary.
For adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease
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 8 weeks
Your doctor will determine the right dosage of REMICADE® for you. If you lose response to REMICADE® at 5 mg/kg, your doctor may consider increasing your dosage to 10 mg/kg every 8 weeks. If you don't respond by Week 14, your doctor should discuss discontinuing 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
What are the common side effects?
The most common side effects of REMICADE® include:
Infusion reactions can happen up to 2 hours after your infusion of REMICADE®. Symptoms of infusion reactions may include:
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.
Janssen CarePath offers information on options that may be available to help you lower your out-of-pocket costs for REMICADE®.