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Valdosta, GA 31602

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Remicaid Infusions

What is Remicade?

Remicade is an advanced, FDA-approved medication that has been clinically proven to reduce the painful symptoms of inflammatory disorders involving the immune system.  At VGA, we provide on-site Remicade infusion therapy for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.


How your immune system works

The immune system protects the body by responding to “invaders” like bacteria, virus, and other foreign matter that enter your body by producing antibodies and putting them into action to fight off the “invaders”.  In diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, tumor necrosis factor (TFN) can cause your immune system to attack healthy tissue in your body and cause inflammation and damage.  If these diseases are untreated, it can cause permanent to the body’s bones, cartilage, and tissue.


How Remicade works on inflammatory disorders

Remicade is a type of protein that recognizes, attaches to, and blocks the action of TFN in your body.  Remicade will not cure Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, but blocking TFN with Remicade has been clinically proven to reduce the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis as well as achieve remission.


Three steps of the Infusion Process

  1. Preparation:  Infusion therapy lasts for about 3-4 hours When you are ready for your infusion, a healthcare professional will weigh you to calculate the dosage of Remicade that’s right for you.  They will also check your blood pressure, pulse and temperature before the infusion begins.
  2. IV Placement:  A health care professional will insert a narrow IV needle into your arm after you have been comfortably seated.  The IV will be held in place in your arm with tape, and the infusion will begin.  If you are uncomfortable at any point during the during the infusion, let the health care professional know.
  3. Relax:  During your infusion, the health care professional will check on you at regular intervals.  During this time, you can relax, read a book, catch up on some paper work, watch TV, or listen to music.

 

Remicade is a potent drug and consequently, has the potential for side effects.  Talk with your doctor in detail about Remicade therapy.

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