Infliximab Side Effects

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Infliximab Side Effects:

  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • heartburn
  • headache
  • runny nose
  • back pain
  • white patches in the mouth
  • vaginal itching, burning, and pain or other signs of a yeast infection
  • flushing
Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:
  • any type of rash, including a rash on the cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun
  • chest pain
  • swelling of the feet, ankles, stomach, or lower legs
  • sudden weight gain
  • shortness of breath
  • blurred vision or vision changes
  • weakness in arms or legs
  • muscle or joint pain
  • numbness or tingling in any part of the body
  • seizures
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • dark colored urine
  • loss of appetite
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • blood in stool
  • pale skin

Studies have shown that people who use infliximab or similar medications may be more likely to develop lymphoma than people who do not take these medications. Patients who have autoimmune diseases are more likely to develop certain types of cancer than people who do not have these conditions. This is especially true if their disease is very active. Using this medication may increase this risk. People who have COPD may have a higher risk of developing cancer while they are using infliximab than people who do not have this condition. Talk to your doctor about the risks.


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