Infliximab
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Infliximab?

(in FLIKS e mab)

• This medicine is used to decrease drainage from holes in the gastrointestinal tract called fistulas.

• This medicine is used with methotrexate to prevent further damage in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.

• This medicine is used to treat Crohn's disease. It may take 1 month to see the full effect.

• This medicine is used to treat arthritis.

• This medicine is used to treat severe psoriasis.

• This medicine is used to treat ankylosing spondylitis.

• This medicine is used to treat ulcerative colitis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Serious infections have been reported with use of this medicine. If you have any infection, are taking antibiotics now or in the recent past, or have many infections, talk with healthcare provider.

• Long-term use may increase your risk of cancer.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have multiple sclerosis or other nerve disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you live in an area with a high risk of certain types of infections, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

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