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Remicade for Crohn's, Arthritis: Side Effects

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 07:27 PM

Are you suffering from Crohn’s disease and arthritis and looking for better medication to slow down progression of the disease?
 
Remicade medication is used to treat Crohn’s disease and arthritis and has worked well with many patients the world over. It is a biological that prevents the activation of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) in the body. Remicade helps in immune response and inflammation in autoimmune diseases and is effective as a treatment medication administered for arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Remicade helps slow down the progression of arthritis and also reduces the pain in joints associated with arthritis. However, there are many side effects faced by patients when Remicade has been used to treat arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

Side Effects of Remicade

Side effects of Remicade medication for treating Crohn’s disease and arthritis include the following: dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, flu-like symptoms, muscle and joint pain, stiffness and pain in the throat, severe headache, chills and fevers, chest pain, and trouble in swallowing. Most of these symptoms are associated with Remicade injection for treating Crohn’s disease and arthritis.
 
Certain side effects are caused well after Remicade injection. These side effects need to be reported to the doctor and may require medical help to subside.
 
• Difficulty in breathing

• Swelling of face

• Pale skin

• Easy bruising and bleeding is a possible side effect of Remicade administration.

• Increased heartbeat is also one of the side effects of taking Remicade for Crohn’s disease.

• Some people have faced pain in the upper stomach radiating to the shoulders as a part of the side effects of Remicade used to treat arthritis.

• Remicade also seems to affect appetite and digestive metabolism such that you may feel full or find lack of appetite.

• Night sweats is one of the common side effects with prolonged Remicade use.

• Weight loss may occur over a period of taking Remicade since its side effects also include lack of appetite.

• Remicade can affect liver functions and side effects include dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice, and yellow eyes.

In some cases, Remicade administration for Crohn’s disease and arthritis may lead to more severe side effects, such as:
 
• Reduced immunity and increased infection rate

• Redness of skin

• Confusion

• Coughing with mucous and blood is one of the more serious side effects that patients could watch out for.

• Feeling short of breath is another one of the side effects of taking Remicade medication

• While Remicade treats arthritis, one of the side effects that could affect you is swelling of feet near ankles, which is also associated with rapid weight gain.

• Fatigue and weakness of limbs are also caused by Remicade medication.

• Feeling pain or burning sensation when you urinate is one of the other side effects that you could look for and inform your doctor.

• Change in skin tone, skin becoming scaly, and hair loss are noticed by patients taking Remicade medication.

• If you have a stuffy nose or sinus after taking Remicade, consult your doctor regarding further use.

• If stomach pain and skin rash persist after taking Remicade, your physician needs to be informed.

• Numbness or tingling feeling has been reported by patients taking Remicade medication for Crohn’s disease and arthritis. Flushing, feeling warm, and redness of skin and mouth could also occur after you take Remicade.

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Are you suffering from Crohn’s disease and arthritis? Suitable medication would be the use of Remicade, which would help slow down disease progression and would offer better results. However, before you choose Remicade as your treatment medication, you need to beware of the possible side effects.
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