Remicade (Infliximab) is a biologic therapy that reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation.
Biologic therapy is an advanced form of treatment that aims to restore the normal function of the immune system or stimulate it to work against conditions such as arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and ankylosing spondylitis. It is also used to treat sever or disabilig plaque psoriasis. These treatments utilize substances called biological response modifiers (BRM5) which are naturally produced by the body in small amounts to fight disease, as an effective response to autoimmune disorders.
Allied Gastrointestinal Associates offers a dedicated infusion suite for our patients who suffer from ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. We also offer our suite for other providers treating various other conditions that can be controlled with Remicade.
What to Expect
The infusion process can be summarized in three steps:
When you're ready for your infusion, a healthcare professional will weigh you to calculate the dosage of REMICADE that's right for you. They will also check your blood pressure, pulse, and temperature before the infusion begins.
2. IV Placement
The health care professional will then insert a narrow IV needle into your arm after you have been comfortably seated. When they place the IV in your arm, you may feel a slight pinching sensation, but only for a second. The IV will be held in place on your arm with tape, and the infusion will begin. If you are not comfortable at any point during the infusion, let your health care professional know.
During your infusion, the health care professional will check on you at regular intervals. During this time, you can relax, read a book, catch up on some work, watch TV or a movie, or listen to music.
Our patients report minimal discomfort.