Remicade® Infusion in Arizona
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What is Remicade® Infusion?
Remicade® (Infliximab) is the latest medication to help treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Administered as an IV infusion, it has proven very effective at directly suppressing inflammation in the gut. Remicade acts by blocking a protein in your body that leads to inflammatory bowel disease and the painful symptoms experienced with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Results are apparent in as little as six treatment sessions a year after three starter doses. Treatment is administered by intravenous (IV) infusion over a two-hour period overseen by a healthcare provider. Patients may occasionally need additional medication before starting Remicade to prevent or reduce potential side effects of administration. If you have inflammatory bowel disease in Phoenix, AZ, then this treatment option could be beneficial to you. Contact Arizona Digestive Health to learn more from our providers.
How does Remicade Infusion work?
If you have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis in Phoenix, AZ, then you could be a candidate for Remicade Infusion. Prior to treatment, during your consultation at Arizona Digestive Health, your provider will calculate the ideal dosage of medication for you, based on your weight. Before beginning Remicade, your provider may elect to provide you with medications that reduce the potential side effects of Remicade. During each treatment session, Remicade is administered through a needle placed in a vein (intravenous infusion) in your arm. Only a qualified healthcare provider such as the staff at Arizona Digestive Health should prepare the medication and give it to you.
What happens after Remicade Infusion?
Your provider at Arizona Digestive Health will determine the correct dosage of Remicade for your treatment and how often you should undergo treatments. Please discuss your infusion schedule with your provider and be sure to attend all your infusions and follow-up appointments.
During and following your Remicade Infusion treatments, your healthcare provider will monitor you for side effects. It may be necessary to perform certain tests while you are on Remicade to see how you are responding to the treatment. If you experience any side effects from Remicade, the infusion dosage may need to be adjusted or discontinued. Your Remicade Infusion provider in Phoenix, AZ will decide the best course of action to treat your symptoms.
Advanced medicine for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Remicade Infusion in Phoenix, AZ offers patients with inflammatory bowel disease a new method for addressing the painful inflammation in their digestive tracts. If you or a loved one has Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, please request a consultation with the board-certified gastroenterologists at Arizona Digestive Health. Our expert providers use the latest in cutting-edge technology and techniques to offer patient-centric care that makes a positive difference in the lives of persons with inflammatory bowel disease. Ask your provider about the benefits of Remicade Infusion.
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