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Infliximab can be prescribed to treat symptoms of inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ankylosing spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis. The medication comes in an injectable form that is administered intravenously by your healthcare provider. Prior to taking infliximab, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any medical conditions you may have, as well as any medications you are taking.

What Is Infliximab?

Infliximab (Remicade®) is a prescription medication approved to treat several inflammatory conditions that affect the joints, skin, and digestive system.
 

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with infliximab. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, many people tolerate the medication quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of infliximab include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Infections
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Coughing
  • Anemia
  • Heartburn or indigestion.
     
(Click Infliximab Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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