Side Effects of Remicade,
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Chest pain; chills; fever; flushing of face; hives; itching; troubled breathing
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Abdominal pain; cough; dizziness; fainting; headache; muscle pain; nasal congestion; nausea; runny nose; shortness of breath; sneezing; sore throat; tightness in chest; unusual tiredness or weakness; vomiting; wheezing
Back pain; bloody or cloudy urine; cracks in skin at the corners of mouth; diarrhea; difficult or painful urination; frequent urge to urinate; high blood pressure; low blood pressure; pain; pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones; skin rash; soreness or irritation of mouth or tongue; soreness or redness around fingernails or toenails; vaginal burning or itching and discharge; white patches in mouth and/or on tongue
Abscess (swollen, red, tender area of infection containing pus); back or side pain; black, tarry stools; blood in urine or stools; bone or joint pain; constipation; falls; feeling of fullness; general feeling of illness; hernia (bulge of tissue through the wall of the abdomen); infection; irregular or pounding heartbeat ; pain in rectum; pain spreading from the abdomen to the left shoulder; pinpoint red spots on skin; stomach pain (severe); swollen or painful glands; tendon injury; unusual bleeding or bruising; weight loss (unusual); yellow skin and eyes
Incidence not known—occurred during clinical practice
Area rash; bloody nose; burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet or legs; change in mental status; clay-colored stools; continuing vomiting; convulsions; dark or bloody urine; difficulty breathing; difficulty speaking; difficulty swallowing; fast heartbeat; general feeling of tiredness or weakness; heavier menstrual periods; hives; hoarseness; inability to move arms and legs; itching, puffiness, or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue Light-colored stools; loss of appetite; loss of bladder control; lower back or side pain; muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities; noisy breathing; painful or difficult urination; pale skin; redness, soreness or itching skin; seizures; sensation of pins and needles; severe abdominal pain; severe muscle weakness, sudden and progressing; slow or irregular breathing; sore throat; sores, welting, or blisters; stabbing pain; stomach pain; sudden loss of consciousness; sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs; ulcers, sore, or white spots in mouth; unpleasant breath odor; upper right abdominal pain; vomiting of blood
Keep in mind all medications have known side effects, some get them, some don't. I never taken Remicade, but i'm sure i'll be on it one day, or something like it. I hope the best for you on Remicade, I heard from a lot of people on here it works well, however some can't tolerate it at all. If it doesn't work usually a GI will put you on Humira as it uses a different protein.
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 15mg (tapering), Imuran 75mg (eventually 150mg I was told), Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat (thanks Pred!)
Have used Pentasa, Entocort in the past
Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!