Itching all the time think its the remicade

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   Posted 2/24/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
hello all
I have been on remicade for 4 month with full remission since taking it
but the bad part is that my all body even my eyes itching since then
I am pretty sure its the remicade that cause this
is this side effect known from this drug?
if so what can i do to stop it
24 years old
pentasa 4 gram a day
now on remicade after the third infusion
five years active uc

Post Edited (zinov) : 2/24/2009 1:21:05 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/24/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Zinov; do they give you an antihistamine while administering the Remi, such as Benedryl or Claritin? This might help with the itching right now. If it keeps on, please call your doc.


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   Posted 2/24/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you had liver enzymes checked lately?  I'd definitely let your doctor know....

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   Posted 2/24/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely call the doc and get your blood drawn for liver enzyme checks.

I don't know if Remi causes itching, and it could quite well be that, but best to deal with it asap.

Keep us posted.
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