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Infliximab

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 03, 2019

Infliximab is administered to reduce inflammation in the body. It is an effective medicine which is prescribed when most other drugs fail to provide relief. It is known to treat rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and certain types of spondylitis. This potent drug is also used to treat advanced stages of plaque psoriasis.

The Infliximab drug is known to cause some fatal side effects. This includes the abnormal lowering of white blood cells in the body causing a major threat to the immunity system. This may often give rise to deadly infections and even certain types of cancer such as the rapidly spreading lethal lymphoma. People suffering from autoimmune diseases are at a higher risk of developing lymphoma that involves complete destruction of protective white blood cells in the body. The drug cannot be administered to a child below 6 or 7 years of age. The drug is also known to affect the blood clotting mechanisms and thus make the patient prone to easy bleeding and bruising.

The drug is injected intravenously and the body vitals are monitored closely to detect early signs of any adverse side effects. The medicine is not recommended for pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Nausea

  • Headache

  • Pain

  • Sinus Inflammation

  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

  • Infusion Reaction

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Viral Infections

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Infimab 100mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Flixabi may have a minor influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Infliximab, please consult your doctor.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Infliximab as ingredient

The active constituent of this medicine behaves as an IgG1κ monoclonal antibody acting as immunosuppressants and anti-cancer agent. It binds to TNF-α with high affinity to inhibit pro-inflammatory signalling pathways. It also reduces the formation of tissue degrading enzymes responsible for joint erosions arthritis and allows healing of damaged joints.

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