Remicade Dosage

Remicade Dosage for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The recommended Remicade dose for rheumatoid arthritis is Remicade 3 mg per kg (about 1.3 mg per pound) given intravenously (by IV). Your next two doses should be given two and six weeks after the first dose. After that, the medication should be given every eight weeks. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dosage, up to 10 mg per kg (about 4.5 mg per pound) every eight weeks. However, the maximum dose of Remicade for people with moderate to severe heart failure (for any use) is 5 mg per kg (2.3 mg per pound) per dose.
 

General Information on Dosing With Remicade

Considerations for people taking Remicade include the following:
 
  • Remicade is given intravenously (by IV). Depending on the condition being treated, the drug is usually given more frequently at the beginning of the treatment, then followed by doses every six to eight weeks.
     
  • It will take at least two hours to administer each dose of Remicade by IV. These intravenous infusions are usually given at your healthcare provider's office or an infusion center designed for people who need regular IV medications.
     
  • When used for rheumatoid arthritis, Remicade is intended to be taken with methotrexate, another medication that can be taken by mouth or by injection.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Remicade dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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