Infliximab (Inflectra, Remicade, Renflexis)

INFLIXIMAB is a prescription medication used to treat Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Plaque Psoriasis.

Infusion Experience

  • You will be given INFLIXIMAB through a needle placed in a vein (IV or intravenous infusion) in your arm.
  • Your doctor may decide to give you medicine before starting the INFLIXIMAB infusion to prevent or lessen side effects.
  • Only a healthcare professional should prepare the medicine and administer it to you.
  • INFLIXIMAB will be given to you over a period of about 2 hours.
  • If you have side effects from INFLIXIMAB, the infusion may need to be adjusted or stopped. In addition, your healthcare professional may
  • decide to treat your symptoms.
  • A healthcare professional will monitor you during the INFLIXIMAB infusion and for a period of time afterward for side effects.

Possible Side Effects

The most common side effects include:

  • respiratory infections, such as sinus infections and sore throat
  • headache
  • coughing
  • stomach pain

Infusion reactions can happen up to 2 hours after your infusion of Infliximab. Symptoms of infusion reactions may include:

  • fever
  • chills
  • chest pain
  • low blood pressure or high blood pressure
  • shortness of breath
  • rash
  • itching

These are not all of the side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.