Remicade (Infliximab) is a drug used for the treatment of Crohn's disease and rheumatiod arthritis.

Remicade Infusion Procedure Preparation

Below are some tips to consider prior to your remicade infusion procedure:

  • Expect for the Remicade infusion to take two to three hours. Due to the length of the treatment, plan to bring reading or other quiet activities with you for your comfort.
  • Dress comfortably
  • Confirm that you have had a TB test within a year or since any travel outside of the United States or high-risk areas. 

Pre-Remicade Infusion Procedure Expectations

  • An accurate weight will be obtained to calculate a correct dose
  • Your vital signs will be monitored frequently during the Remicade treatment session in case of reaction. Symptoms of allergic reaction may include: hives, difficulty breathing, high or low blood pressure.
  • An intravenous line will be inserted.

Note: Preparation of the drug occurs once pharmacy has confirmed that the patient is present and a accurate weight is obtained. This may result in a slight delay.

What to Tell Your Doctor Before Receiving a Remicade Infusion

Notify your doctor if you had or are currently affected by any of the following:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) or have been around someone with TB
  • Recurring infections or immune system complications
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer or at a heightened risk for cancer development
  • Any nervous system disorder, such as MS, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, epilepsy and many more.

This procedure is available at the following locations.  To schedule an appointment call:

Evanston Hospital

Glenbrook Hospital

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