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Medication information

Remsima 100mg inj.powder

This medication is typically used for psoriatic arthritisfor rheumatoid arthritis or for ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis involving the spine). It may also be used for plaque psoriasis. It requires a few weeks to take effect.

Instructions

Once diluted, this medication is usually administered into a vein (intravenously) over a number of hours by a health professional.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause headaches;
  • it may cause stomach ache;
  • it may cause spots or redness of the skin;
  • it may cause unusual tiredness;
  • it could make you more prone to respiratory infections;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additional Information

This agent may reduce your body's ability to fight infections. It is recommended that you contact your doctor if you experience signs of infections like fever and chills since some users have developed serious infections. Many vaccines must be avoided during your treatment - be sure to mention it to your health professionals.

A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.

General notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.


It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.