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Brand name: Inflectra TM

Active ingredients: infliximab

What it is used for

Rheumatoid Arthritis in adults,INFLECTRA in combination with methotrexate, is indicated for the reduction of signs and symptoms and prevention of structural joint damage (erosions and joint space narrowing) in:,- patients with active disease despite treatment with methotrexate,- patients with active disease who have not previously received methotrexate.,INFLECTRA should be given in combination with methotrexate. Efficacy and safety in Rheumatoid Arthritis have been demonstrated only in combination with methotrexate.,Ankylosing Spondylitis,INFLECTRA is indicated for the reduction of signs and symptoms and improvement in physical function in patients with active disease.,Psoriatic arthritis,INFLECTRA is indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms, as well as for the improvement in physical function in adult patients with active and progressive psoriatic arthritis who have responded inadequately to disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy. INFLECTRA may be administered in combination with methotrexate.,Psoriasis,INFLECTRA is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis for whom phototherapy or conventional systemic treatments have been inadequate or are inappropriate. Safety and efficacy beyond 12 months have not been established.,Crohns Disease in Adults and in Children and adolescents (6 to 17 years),INFLECTRA is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe Crohns disease, to reduce the signs and symptoms and to induce and maintain clinical remission in patients who have an inadequate response to conventional therapies.,Refractory Fistulising Crohns Disease,INFLECTRA is indicated for reducing the number of draining enterocutaneous and rectovaginal fistulas and maintaining fistula closure in adult patients.,Ulcerative colitis in Adults and in Children and adolescents (6 to 17 years),INFLECTRA is indicated for the treatment of moderately severe to severe active ulcerative colitis in patients who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous Infusion
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

white lyophilised powder in individually boxed single-use glass vials with rubber stoppers and aluminium crimps protected by plastic caps.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient infliximab

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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