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InfliximabAbout InfliximabTumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blocking Agent, Monoclonal Antibody, Immunosuppressant,Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drug.Mechanism of Action of InfliximabInfliximab is a type of monoclonal antibody. It works by suppressing part of the immune system and modifying the process of inflammation. Infliximab binds to human necrosis factor alpha an inducer of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1 and IL-6).TNF alpha also enhances leukocyte migration activates neutrophils and induces acute phase reactants. It reduces infiltration of inflammatory cells and TNF production in inflamed areas of intestine. Infliximab is used for treating the inflammation of Crohn`s disease, rheumatoid arthritis. In Crohn`s disease treatment with Infliximab reduces the movement of inflammatory cells into inflamed areas of the intestines.Pharmacokinets of InfliximabAbsorption:It is completely absorbed after parenteral administrationOnset of Action for InfliximabN/ADuration of Action for InfliximabN/AHalf Life of InfliximabN/ASide Effects of Infliximab1.Headache
3.Upper respiratory infection
Contra-indications of Infliximab1.Hypersensitivity to Infliximab
Special Precautions while taking Infliximab
4.Dormant tuberculosis infection
Pregnancy Related InformationContraindicatedOld Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicatedChildren Related InformationContraindicatedIndications for Infliximab1.Crohn`s disease
2.Enterocutaneous chron`s fistula
Interactions for InfliximabN/ATypical Dosage for Infliximab5mg/kg over 2hours and repeat the dose 2nd and 6th weeks and then at further intervals of 6-8 weeks, depending on the condition treated and the response to the first doses.Schedule of InfliximabN/AStorage Requirements for InfliximabStore at a temperature range of 2 to 8 degree C. Avoid freezingEffects of Missed Dosage of InfliximabThe doctor should be informed immediately if a dose is missedEffects of Overdose of InfliximabGive supportive measures and symptomatic treatment
Home Delivery for Infliximab in Your City
Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including infliximab.
However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for infliximab and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for infliximab may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take infliximab only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for infliximab before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for infliximab with the pharmacy.
Infliximab is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for infliximab might be better known than infliximab itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have infliximab in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for infliximab.