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Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about INFLECTRA

What is INFLECTRA?

What is INFLECTRA?

INFLECTRA is the brand name for infliximab-dyyb and is available as an injection for IV use.

What dosages is INFLECTRA available in?

What dosages is INFLECTRA available in?

INFLECTRA is available as a 100 mg IV infusion.

What is INFLECTRA used for?

What is INFLECTRA used for?

INFLECTRA is a biologic DMARD and is used for the following:

  • Moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease (CD)
  • Moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC)
  • Moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
  • Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
  • Severe plaque psoriasis (PsO)
How does INFLECTRA work?

How does INFLECTRA work?

INFLECTRA is a biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) that blocks a protein called tumor necrosis factor (TNF). By blocking TNF, Remicade (infliximab) lowers inflammation in your body to treat symptoms caused by many autoimmune conditions.

How do I take INFLECTRA?

How do I take INFLECTRA?

INFLECTRA is taken in a cycle of 28 days. For the first 21 days of the cycle, the typical dose is 125 mg taken by mouth once a day. During the last 7 days of the cycle, you won’t take any Ibrance (palbociclib). At the end of the 28 days, the cycle typically starts over again. Your dose might be different if you have liver problems or if you’re taking medications that might interact with Ibrance (palbociclib) (see Pharmacist Tips). You’ll also need to take either an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant (Faslodex) for treatment. In addition, if you’re a male or a female who hasn’t undergone menopause, your provider might also recommend you take a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist.

Is it safe for me to take INFLECTRA?

Is it safe for me to take INFLECTRA?

INFLECTRA is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. INFLECTRA doses >5 mg/kg in moderate to severe heart failure. (4) Previous severe hypersensitivity reaction to infliximab products, or known
hypersensitivity to inactive components of INFLECTRA or to any murine proteins.

INFLECTRA Common Side Effects

INFLECTRA Common Side Effects

Common side effects of INFLECTRA:

  • Infections
  • Nausea
  • Infusion-related reactions (e.g., headache, flushing, shortness of breath, rash)
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Bronchitis
  • Indigestion
  • Tiredness
  • General pain
  • Joint pain
INFLECTRA Serious Side Effects

INFLECTRA Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with INFLECTRA. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe or deadly infections: fever, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, weakness, cough, stomach pain, sweating, chills, burning when you urinate, urinating more frequently
  • Cancer: loss of appetite, fatigue, lumps on skin, swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits, or groin, fatigue, weight loss, nosebleeds, vaginal discharge, pelvic or back pain
  • Serious allergic reactions: hives, itching, swelling of face or tongue, difficulty breathing, low blood pressure
  • Heart failure: shortness of breath, swelling in the legs, ankles, or feet, irregular heartbeat, unable to exercise, tiredness, weakness
  • Stroke: facial drooping on one side, slurred speech, weakness, dizziness, headache, confusion, vision loss
  • Heart problems: high blood pressure, fast and irregular heart beat, chest pain, heart attacks
  • Liver problems or liver failure: swelling of your stomach, yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, confusion
  • Low blood cell counts: fever, pale skin, fast heart rate, lightheadedness, blood in your urine or stool
    Drug-induced lupus: chest discomfort or pain, short of breath, joint or muscle pain, rash on cheecks or arms
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on INFLECTRA

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on INFLECTRA

The following medications may interact with INFLECTRA:

  • Use with anakinra or abatacept– increased risk of serious infections
Who makes INFLECTRA?

Who makes INFLECTRA?

Pfizer

Is INFLECTRA safe in pregnancy?

Is INFLECTRA safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if INFLECTRA harms your unborn baby. INFLECTRA should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about stopping INFLECTRA if you
are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

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