What is Infliximab?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Remicade Revellex Infimab

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Infliximab is a monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of a number of autoimmune conditions, including: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and plaque psoriasis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Crohn's disease 164 73
Rheumatoid arthritis 103 52
Ulcerative colitis 42 26
Psoriatic arthritis 39 21
Ankylosing spondylitis 32 15

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 31
Moderate 40
Mild 50
None 68

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Infliximab

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 20
Nausea 12
Headaches 10
Joint pain 7
Muscle and joint pain 7
Migraine headaches 4

Show all 82 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Infliximab

Dosage Patients
100 mg every 8 weeks 5
100 mg every 6 weeks 3
300 mg every 6 weeks 3
100 mg monthly 2
300 mg every 8 weeks 2
400 mg every 8 weeks 2
400 mg every 6 weeks 2
10 mg every 6 weeks 1
30 other every 6 weeks 1
56 mg every 6 weeks 1

See all 16 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Infliximab

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 77
Side effects too severe 63
Other 43
Doctor's advice 41
Expense 17
Change in health plan coverage 9
Course of treatment ended 5
Personal research 1
See all 186 patients who've stopped taking Infliximab

Duration

Currently taking Infliximab

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Infliximab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 34
1 - 6 months 31
6 months - 1 year 37
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 39
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 166
Usually 10
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 67
A little hard to take 57
Not at all hard to take 52
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 27
$100-199 10
$50-99 6
$25-49 5
< $25 46
Not specified 95

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Infliximab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira) 19
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 12
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 9
Prednisone (Deltasone) 7
Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin) 6

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Infliximab and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira) 25
Abatacept (Orencia) 9
Tocilizumab (Actemra) 4
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 3
Golimumab (Simponi SmartJect) 3

Show all 21 treatments patients report switching to

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9 patient evaluations for Infliximab

Mar 22, 2017 (Started Mar 03, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for psoriatic arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for psoriasis worsened)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Every 8 Weeks

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 21, 2016 (Started Dec 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rash or skin problems, dry skin, dry throat)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Every 8 Weeks
Advice & Tips: It takes commitment and time to work. My infusions are done at the GI clinic while some are outpatient at hospital. They take 3-4 hours and usually am extremely tired and groggy for couple of days.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 25, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 375 mg Every 6 Weeks

  • 0 helpful marks
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