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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Remicade reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation. Remicade is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis (Crohns disease), and ankylosing spondylitis. Remicade is often used when other medicines have not been effective. Remicade may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Active Ingredients: 100 mg of Infliximab Nonmedicinal Ingredients: dibasic sodium phosphate, dihydrate, monobasic sodium phosphate, monohydrate, polysorbate 80, and sucrose.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include fatigue, nausea, or vomiting. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience pain, redness, or swelling at injection site fever chills hives or itching. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience the following side effects or symptoms of toxicity chest pain, trouble breathing, unusual weakness or fatigue, dizziness, fainting, decreased amount of urine, swelling of feet or ankles, sudden weight gain, joint pain, or rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Before you start treatment with Remicade, your doctor may perform tests to make sure you do not have tuberculosis or other infections. Treatment with Remicade may increase your risk of developing certain types of cancer or autoimmune disorders (such as a lupus-like syndrome). Talk with your doctor about your individual risk. Remicade can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or get sick from being around others who are ill. To be sure your blood cells do not get too low, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor. Serious and sometimes fatal infections may occur during treatment with Remicade. Contact your doctor right away if you have signs of infection such as fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms, easy bruising or bleeding, pale skin, or unusual weakness. Do not receive a live vaccine while you are being treated with Remicade.