Hello! I'm new here but I've had 2 Remicade infusions & haven't seen much of a relief in symptoms(I don't expect their to be) but it hasn't been too bad of an experiance.
As far as cost: I have the best insurance in my state and it's WELL over a few thousand dollars for EACH infusion. Thank God for financial programs to help out with the cost.
As far as the setting it can be done in: I know in the U.S you can get it done for sure in a infusion clinic/hospital/doctor's office(like a Rhuematologist/GI office).
As far as side effects: I have no room to talk because I'm not fond of eating at all but the nurses always say to drink tons of water and try to eat before/during the infusion so it's not as draining and I decided to stay well hydrated my second infusion to see if it would help the fatigue I felt for days after the seond infusion. The nurses were right! I still felt very weak but it wasn't as bad. My main side effects I always get are: Muscle cramps, more joint aches, tightness of chest, little hair loss(vitamins to help that)and a slight fever. It may seem like the side effects outweigh the benefits at first but if this gets me into remission then I can handle the above mentioned things with a smile! All in all, it hasn't been too bad.