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Infliximab could present a risk of dangerously low blood counts, the danger of developing certain nervous system conditions, and the potential for allergic reactions. People who have medical conditions such as congestive heart failure or liver disease should not take the drug. Infliximab warnings and precautions also extend to those who are allergic to rats, mice, or any ingredient used to make the medication.
Infliximab: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking infliximab (Remicade®) if you have:
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- A history of cancer
- Multiple sclerosis
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any disease that affects the immune system, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, or AIDS
- Any condition that affects the blood, including blood-clotting disorders
- Any current infection
- Infections that come and go (such as cold sores)
- Plans to receive vaccinations
- A history of hepatitis B infection or tuberculosis
- Any other allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, preservatives, rats, or mice.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Remicade and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Remicade and Breastfeeding).