Infliximab REMICADE®


Some patients with UC may require ‘rescue therapy’ in order to try to prevent unplanned surgery, this treatment typically last three months or more. However, most patients with IBD will be treated for a long period of time.If you are on a planned course of infliximab infusions you should be reassessed regularly to see whether ongoing treatment is still right for you.

If you relapse after treatment is stopped, you should have the option to start treatment again or be switched to another biologic drug. In some people. Infliximab can lose its effectiveness over time. This means that to have the same effect, for example to keep someone in remission, the infliximab dose has to be increased or given more often. If you have lost response and still have ongoing inflammation, then another solution can be to switch to another biologic drug, such as adalimumab, golimumab, ustekinumab or vedolizumab. Infliximab can also cause a range of side effects that might mean the treatment is no longer suitable for you.