For pediatric moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
REMICADE® is given through a needle placed in a vein (IV or intravenous infusion) in your child's 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 8 weeks
Listen to Megan talk about her infusion experience with REMICADE®.
Your child's doctor’s office or infusion center will schedule his or her appointments. If you need to reschedule an appointment, call your child's doctor’s office or infusion provider.
For detailed information about the REMICADE® infusion process and questions, please talk to your child's doctor.
BEFORE YOUR CHILD ARRIVES
It's a good idea for your child to be well hydrated before the infusion.
REMICADE® is administered over a period of about 2 hours.
Bring a book, laptop, tablet, or other digital device to help your child pass the time. For some children, a favorite blanket or stuffed toy may help provide comfort.
It’s important to dress for the occasion. Make your child’s comfort a priority: dress your child in loose-fitting clothing and layers in case he or she gets too warm or too cold.
DURING YOUR CHILD'S IV INFUSION
When you and your child arrive, a healthcare professional will check your child’s vital signs, ask questions about your child's 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 your child based on his or her weight and will be there to give your child his or her treatment. Your child's doctor may decide to give your child other medications before starting the REMICADE® infusion to prevent or lessen
A healthcare professional will check in with your child during your child's infusion. The infusion is given over a period of about 2 hours.
AFTER YOUR CHILD'S IV INFUSION
Your child will be monitored at the doctor’s office or infusion center for a period of time afterward just to make sure your child is not having a reaction, and then he or she will be free to leave. Your child should be able to continue his or her normal schedule, as advised by your child's doctor.
Gather your child's medical history and a list of your child's current medications to bring with you to your child's infusion appointment.
Some doctors offer IV infusion services on-site. If your child’s 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 your child needs. Once you and your child's doctor have decided REMICADE® is right for your child, we can help you explore options to lower your out-of-pocket cost for REMICADE®.