Remicade Warnings and Precautions
People taking Remicade may have an increased risk of lymphoma and should not take the drug if they have an infection. People who have certain allergies, such as to mice, should not take it. Precautions and warnings with Remicade also extend to people who have multiple sclerosis, seizures, or congestive heart failure, as well as people who are taking certain other medications.
Remicade: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- A history of cancer
- Multiple sclerosis
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any disease that affects the immune system, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, or AIDS
- Any condition that affects the blood, including blood-clotting disorders
- Any current infection
- Infections that come and go (such as cold sores)
- Plans to receive vaccinations
- A history of hepatitis B infection or tuberculosis
- Any other allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, preservatives, rats, or mice.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Remicade and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Remicade and Breastfeeding).