Frequently Asked Questions

Is REMICADE® right for me?

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. 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 include skin cancer, hepatitis B, liver injury, blood problems, allergic reactions, nervous system problems, or lupus-like syndrome. To learn more about these and other risks, please read the Important Safety Information and the Medication Guide, and talk with your doctor.

How soon can I experience relief?

The good news is that, in a clinical study with REMICADE®, some patients began to see relief from their severe plaque psoriasis symptoms such as plaque thickness, redness, and flakiness in as few as 2 weeks. Individual results may vary.

How is REMICADE® administered and how often do I take it?

REMICADE® is administered as a 2-hour IV infusion so that it goes right into your bloodstream to get to work. Your healthcare professional will carefully calculate and customize the right dose, based on your body weight. After the 3 starter doses, you will remain on maintenance therapy, which is just once every 8 weeks. That's as few as 6 times a year.

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. 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 include hepatitis B, liver injury, blood problems, allergic reactions, nervous system problems, or lupus-like syndrome. To learn more about these and other risks, please read the Important Safety Information and the Medication Guide, and talk with your doctor. The most common side effects of REMICADE® include: respiratory infections, headache, rash, coughing, and stomach pain.

What if I'm concerned about my health after taking REMICADE®?

You should discuss any questions or concerns about your health with your doctor. Please read the Important Safety Information and the Medication Guide for REMICADE® that includes the most common and the most serious side effects, related symptoms, and when to talk to your doctor or seek medical care. If you seek medical care from a healthcare professional other than the doctor who prescribed REMICADE®, it is important to let him or her know about your medical history and any current medications, including REMICADE®.

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