They're believed to be equivalent, but I don't know of many who have actually got Inflectra as it is so very new. You'll have to report back and let us know. What country are you in, USA, Canada, other? Just curious on how you got Inflectra!
On a more technical level, Inflectra and Remicade are slightly different molecules in shape and makeup. Much like two snow flakes appear to be very similar but have slight differences. They look, act, and behave similar to each other. When you're talking proteins of this design, it is all about
the dock, where this protein is meant to connect to an immune system-generated tnf-alpha protein and make it inert. The docks are compatible. As there are slight differences nobody can guarantee they are exactly the same in effectiveness, safety, etc. But I would wager they are darn close. And the whole biosimilar approval process is baked with that assumption that it must be darn close. Wide usage of biosimilars will confirm or deny it.
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John, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g Lialda, and rowasaPoopcation, it's a day without pooping and it would totally be a restful vacation! Think of all I'd get done when not worrying about or sitting on the throne repeatedly!
Post Edited (iPoop) : 6/27/2017 11:32:21 AM (GMT-6)