9 patient evaluations for Infliximab

Dec 21, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sinus infection)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Side effects: sinus infection

Dec 16, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sinus infection)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Every 6 Weeks
Side effects: sinus infection

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Aug 17, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin infections)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: Remicade is infusion only. My infusions are once every 5 weeks, and they take 2-3 hours each. I feel terrible afterwards and need to go home to sleep, but usually feel good the next day. I make sure I bring a good book or some trashy magazines to make the time go by faster, and the staff at the infusion center is always very sweet. I actually find the infusion time to be relaxing, since I really can't do much while I have the IV in. I try to enjoy that down time.
Side effects: skin infections

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Apr 26, 2011 (Started Jan 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: It is better if you are squeamish about giving yourself injections because it is an iv treatment. A slight hassle because it takes up a few hours of your day just to get the treatment and usually you are feeling sick for a day or two after.
Side effects: nausea, headaches

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