Infliximab is sold under other names such as Avsola, Inflectra, Remicade, Renflexis, and Ixifi. It is used to treat autoimmune conditions such as psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ankylosing spondylitis.
These medications block a protein in your immune system called TNF alpha (tumor necrosis factor). TNF alpha causes inflammation. When you have Chron’s, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or psoriasis. your body produces too much TNF-alpha which typically regulates immune health and inflammation in the body.
Too many TNF alpha cells in your immune system can lead to your body mistakenly attacking cells in the GI tract, joints, spine or skin leading to inflammation.
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Frequency depends on symptom management and can range from every 4-8 weeks
Before your infusion, it is important to drink plenty of water and come to your appointment hydrated. Additionally, you must alert us as soon as possible to any changes in your insurance to ensure that we are still an in-network provider for your infusion therapy.