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Once your treatment has started you will continue to need regular checks and may need additional blood tests. This can help to make sure that any complications are prevented or caught at an early stage. It is also important that you tell your doctor or the hospital team monitoring your treatment about any new symptoms you notice, whenever they occur.
You may also be given a special blood test to check the level of infliximab in the blood. This can help you doctor see how well the infliximab is working, and also if you have developed any antibodies to it. It can help the doctor to decide whether your dose needs changing. Your dose may be increased if infliximab is not being effective enough.