What is Remicade?

Remicade is meant to treat autoimmune diseases in the inflammatory arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease families. 

Autoimmune disease occur when normal and needed immune responses in the body go into hyperdrive, causing your body to attack healthy tissue. On of these immune responses is called tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-Alpha).

While TNF- Alpha plays a vital role in fighting of cancer and infections, your body can produce too much of this cytokine. When this happen, it can lead to the development of Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and other debilitating, inflammatory autoimmune diseases. 

As a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker, Remicade works by binding with TNF- Alpha which prevents it from being able to bind to any receptor in your body. This prevents TNF-Alpha from triggering any unnecessary autoimmune responses in your body, reducing inflammation and preventing further damage to joints. 

What does Remicade Treat?

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

Side Effects

  • Increased chance of respiratory infection
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Flushing
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Infusion Duration

2 hours

Infusion Cycle

8 weeks

What to Expect During Your Infusion

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.

  1. Your dedicated Infusion nurse will check your vitals and review your medical history to check for improvements or potential side effects of your infusion therapy. 
  2. Your nurse will begin your infusion and check in on you periodically during your treatment. 
  3. After your infusion, your nurse will monitor you for 30 minutes to ensure you do not have any complications or reactions to the infusion therapy. 

Why patients choose Pure to receive their Remicade infusion

At Pure Infusion Suites®, we create an unmatched patient experience, improve healthcare outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Safe & Private Suites

  • Comfortable, private rooms with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere
  • 55” TVs with Netflix, Wifi, drinks, snacks, meals & more

Expert Medical Staff

  • Certified FNPs & infusion nurses on-site
  • Insurance pre-authorizations & re-authorizations
  • Patient lab work

Patient Assistance

  • Co-pay assistance & other financial aid programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Easy & convenient parking

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