Remicade (infliximab) is a medication used to treat many GI problems including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. It helps decrease the inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Remicade helps in decreasing symptoms and achieving as well as mainitaining remission in patients who have not adequately responded to other medical therapies.
Remicade is injected into a vein, a procedure called an infusion. Infusions take about three to four hours and are typically given every eight weeks. When patients initially begin receiving treatment with Remicade, they usually are prescribed treatments at two weeks and six weeks after the first infusion.
Please take the time to read more about Remicade including the precautions prior to infusion, potential side effects, cautions, contraindications, alternatives, risks and benefits at www.remicade.com
On Site Infusion
At Norwich GI Associates we are pleased to be able to offer our patients the convenience of receiving their Remicade therapy at the same office where they see their Gastroenterologist. The Remicade infusion is administered by a dedicated Registered Nurse with special training and extensive experience. Every infusion is supervised by a licensed physician who is available on site to address any infusion related concerns. For your convenience, we schedule morning and afternoon appointments, Monday through Friday.
Norwich GI Associates is dedicated to providing a clean, safe and comfortable out-patient setting for patients receiving Remicade. Infusions are given in private areas inside our office, exclusively used for this purpose. Comfortable reclining chairs and blankets are provided. Family members are welcome to stay.
Call Norwich GI Associates today at (860) 886-2655 or Email us to establish care and schedule your Remicade infusion.