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Reports of Neurological Side EffectsRemicade (Infliximab) is an immune-suppressing drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. It is manufactured by Centocor and distributed by Johnson & Johnson. Reports of adverse side effects have prompted the maker to issue warnings to healthcare providers citing reports of CNS (central nervous system) disorders and hematologic events.
The warning issued by Centocor states, "Cases of leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and pancytopenia, some with a fatal outcome, have been reported in patients taking Remicade.""Discontinuation of Remicade therapy should be considered in patients who develop significant hematologic abnormalities."
In October, 2001 Centocor issued a "black box warning" to healthcare professionals noting that, "tuberculosis and other serious opportunistic infections, including histoplasmosis, listeriosis, and pneumocystosis, have been reported in both the clinical research and post marketing surveillance settings."
Remicade UpdatesFDA Investigating Remicade, Enbrel, Humira and Cimzia Link to Cancers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued an Early Communication release stating that it is investigating a possible association between tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers and the development of cancers in children and young adults. The TNF blockers were prescribed to treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Crohn's disease or other diseases.
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I need help I was on Remicade and Humira witch caused me to become parlized. From the neck down. Also spine and nerve damage.
I have multiple illness.I have developed MS 1 have 6 legions on my brain. This was caused by Humira. Im looking for some Help
My body almost shut down, i spent over 3 weeks in the hospital, i had phenomena and on that 3rd week after many test they diagnose me with histoplasmosis, I took Sporanox for 7 months with cost 3000. a month, I was thankful for my insurance as that was a big help. I lost over 30 pounds and more then 60 days of work. This medicine is not fit to be taken by anyone.
Diagnosis: RA/Lupus, Sjogren's
Damage my heart
My heart was destroyed by the drugs and a heart transplant was necessary. This was performed at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC.
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