Remicade and Common Side Effects

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   Posted 5/1/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my second Remicade infusion today. Ever since then I've been experiencing pain in my sotmach. According to the information they gave me, this is a "common side effect." Anyone experience this, and if so how long did it last ? what did you do? I'm this close to popping a percocet.


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   Posted 5/1/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   


I have had two remicade treatments and I was experienceing major stomach pain before my treatments. I know that probably doesn't help, but are you sure its from the remi? I have only gotten better and I was pretty bad. I have noticed more D, but I wonder if that is related. I also have more energy from the remi. I hate tummy pain. Is it the 1-2 inches above your belly button pain? That's the worst. THis probably didn't help , but I understand what your going through.


27 year old female dx with CD in 2001. Pentasa 4 g/day, Prednisone 30 mg/day, Amytripaline 25mg/day, Lexapro 20 mg/day, Maxalt 10 mg as needed. Mother of son, 3, and daughter, 6 months.  

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   Posted 5/2/2008 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I have been on Remicade for almost 5 years and have no-side effects. Do you take pre-meds before your infusion? I take 2 tylenol and 1 claritin tab.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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   Posted 5/2/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   

happy to report the stomach pains have gone away.  I guess it is a temporary "common side effect."  They give me two tylenol and two benadryl before the transfusion.


another question, I am still on 6mp and I read in the info. pamphlet that some people who take both 6mp and Remicade run the riskof developing a form of deadly cancer.  Thoughts?? if you are or were on 6mp with remicade, for how long?



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   Posted 5/2/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
My wife has been on 6MP for 6+ years.  She had both our kids on that drug, so for us, it's a wonderful drug.
Any type of chemo can cause some form of leukemia, so they have to label that as a side effect.  I wouldn't worry too much about it. 
Like I told my wife, would you rather deal with crohn's now, or take the slight chance of something else down the road?
They have you on 6MP to keep your body in check so it doesn't attack the Remicade.  Donors use 6MP or some form of it as well so the organs are not attacked.  Usually, a very mild dose and definitely nothing to worry about.
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