Remicade Infliximab

Large

First Used Jan 1990

FDA Approved Aug 1998

Current Users 645

Past Users 1937

Loyalty 25%

Average User Health

67

1153 ratings

5 stars
360 people
4 stars
345 people
3 stars
210 people
2 stars
114 people
1 star
124 people


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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