Remicade Dosage

The dose of Remicade that you are prescribed depends on your age and weight and the medical condition being treated, among other things. The medication comes in injectable form and is administered intravenously. Depending on the condition being treated, Remicade is usually given more frequently at the beginning of the treatment, followed by doses every six to eight weeks.

Remicade Dosage: An Overview

The dose of Remicade® (infliximab) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age and weight
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     

What Is the Dose for Psoriatic Arthritis, Plaque Psoriasis, and Ulcerative Colitis?

The recommended dose for these conditions in adults (as well as for ulcerative colitis in children age 6 and older) is Remicade 5 mg per kg (about 2.3 mg per pound) given intravenously (by IV). Your next two Remicade doses should be given two and six weeks after the first dose. After that, the medication should be given every eight weeks.
 

Dose of Remicade for Ankylosing Spondylitis

The recommended dosage of Remicade for ankylosing spondylitis is 5 mg per kg (about 2.3 mg per pound) given intravenously (by IV). Your next two doses should be given two and six weeks after the first dose. After that, Remicade should be given every six weeks.
 

What Is the Dosage for Crohn's Disease?

For adults and children with Crohn's disease, the recommended dose is Remicade 5 mg per kg (about 2.3 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 doses should be given every eight weeks. If Remicade seems to lose its effectiveness in adults who have initially responded well to the drug, the dosage can be increased 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.
 
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