Who Makes Remicade?

Remicade® (infliximab) is a medication used to treat certain inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. If your healthcare provider has recommended this drug for you, you may have several questions about Remicade, such as:
 
  • Who makes it?
  • How is it administered?
  • What kind of side effects are possible?
     
Remicade is currently made by Centocor, Inc. It is not available in generic form at this time. The medication is given intravenously (through an IV), and each dose takes at least two hours to complete.
 
Although most people tolerate it well, potential side effects include:
 
  • Anemia
  • Infections
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain).
     
(To read the full article on this inflammation-reducing medicine, click Remicade. Topics discussed in detail include who can take it, how your healthcare provider will determine your ideal dosage, and more.)
 
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