Remicade and Children

Available by prescription only, Remicade® (infliximab) is a medication used to treat Crohn's disease, ankylosing spondylitis, and a number of other inflammatory conditions affecting the skin, digestive system, or joints. In most cases, its use is restricted to adults. However, when prescribed for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, Remicade may be used by children as young as six years old. This is the only approved use of the drug in children, as it has not been studied for other conditions in this age group.
(To learn more about the use of this drug in children, click Remicade Uses. This article takes a closer look at the other conditions Remicade is approved to treat and also discusses potential "off-label" uses.)
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