Remicade Infliximab


First Used Jan 1990

FDA Approved Aug 1998

Current Users 676

Past Users 2216

Loyalty 23%

Average User Health


1217 ratings

5 stars
373 people
4 stars
364 people
3 stars
224 people
2 stars
117 people
1 star
139 people

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Infliximab (trade name Remicade) is a monoclonal antibody against tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF╬▒) used to treat autoimmune diseases. Remicade is marketed by Janssen Biotech, Inc. (USA), Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma (Japan), Xian Janssen (China), and Schering-Plough elsewhere.

Infliximab was first used for closure of fistulae in Crohn's disease in 1999. It has also been used to induce and maintain remission in inflammatory Crohn's disease. As Infliximab targets TNF, thought to be more related to Th1 cytokines, the drug was initially considered of limited use against ulcerative colitis which was thought to be a Th2 disease. However, patients with ulcerative colitis have begun to be treated with infliximab on the basis of two large clinical trials conducted in 2005.

Infliximab can cost $19,000 to $22,000 a year per patient wholesale, according to Centocor. It is typically covered under major medical insurance (rather than prescription drug insurance).

Infliximab is administered by intravenous infusion, typically at six- to eight-week intervals, at a clinic or hospital. It cannot be administered orally, as the digestive system would destroy the drug.
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