REMICADE®, in combination with methotrexate, is a prescription medication for adults living with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis.
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 rheumatoid arthritis, it is important to talk to your doctor about treatment goals. These goals may include symptom control, improved physical function, and prevention of further damage to your joints.
In clinical studies, when given with a MEDICATION called methotrexate, REMICADE®:
Worked quickly to help relieve the joint pain, stiffness, and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis—in as little as 2 weeks for some people.
Helped improve physical function, helping people to perform everyday activities, such as getting out of bed, dressing, and walking.
FURTHER JOINT DAMAGE
Helped stop further joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
Individual results may vary.
For adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis
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 and how often you should receive it.
*Your doctor can also adjust your dosage and/or dosing schedule if you are still experiencing joint symptoms. If your REMICADE® dosage is increased, it is important to talk with your doctor about the increased possibility of infection.
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®.