Remicade Uses

Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of joint inflammation in people with psoriasis. Not all people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. Some symptoms include painfully inflamed joints and changes in the eyes and the fingernails.
Remicade is used to reduce the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. However, it does more than just improve symptoms; Remicade actually helps to prevent joint damage and worsening of the disease.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that, for some reason, the immune system mistakes a person's own cells as invaders and attacks them, causing damage. Scientists still do not know the causes of rheumatoid arthritis.
There are many symptoms, including chronic pain, as well as tender, warm, and swollen joints. Remicade is approved to treat the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, along with preventing future joint damage.
When used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, Remicade is only approved for use in combination with methotrexate (Rheumatrex®), another rheumatoid arthritis medication.
Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that leads to inflammation and sores in the lining of the large intestine and rectum. It commonly causes abdominal pain (stomach pain), diarrhea, rectal bleeding, or an extreme urgency to have a bowel movement. At this time, the causes of ulcerative colitis are not fully understood. At present, there is only one cure -- surgery (see Ulcerative Colitis Surgery). Treatment options that can help manage symptoms include the following:
Remicade can be used to treat ulcerative colitis, helping to reduce the symptoms. In some people, the drug may even cause a remission of the disease. It can also allow people to stop taking steroids for ulcerative colitis.
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