Anaphylaxis and Remicade?

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   Posted 3/18/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone out there ever had a bad reaction to Remicade? I

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   Posted 3/18/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Ellenadams.

I've had two reactions to Remi. I got the drug at an infusion center so thankfully I was surrounded by nurses and Drs. Both times my chest suddenly started to tighten and my face got beet red. I had been pre-medicated and hadn't gotten much Remi into me when it happened. Oh and I had had 4 Remi infusions before without any problems. So my Dr switched me to Humira -- but one pen equaled major hives! So much for Humira... I see my Dr next week and will find out what we do next.

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   Posted 3/19/2008 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes my daughter began to have an anaphalaxis reacton to remicade. Only two infusions went like this. 1ST Infusion, some hives and red rashing during before and 3-5 days after (even though she was pre-medicated and coninuted on benedryl (4 x a day) for days after), 2nd infusion - Red sunburnt looking skin (flushing) and multiple hives, (despite 6 times a day antihistime) then chest pain, shortness of breath and then wheezing (this is anaphalaxis). Resulted in ER trip. No more Remicade!

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   Posted 3/22/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I nearly died.  The first reaction was big, but then they had me premedicate with benaryl and tylenol, and they gave me a streroid shot at the infusion room.  However, I had a huge, terrible reaction a couple infusions after that.  It's pretty common to have an allergy to Remicade--lots of people have had it.  Don't go along with any premedication plan, I say!  It's crazy talk.

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   Posted 3/23/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have been on Remicade for almost 5 years and I have no-side effects.
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