I am getting ready to start remicade but am concerned because I have herpies. Will taking remicade cause me to have outbreaks?
Remicade has been shown to increase the risk of certain types of infections including TB and shingles (herpes zoster)
It is possible that it could spark more outbreaks for you.
Talk with your doctor about this risk. Together you should decide if the benefits of taking Remicade outweigh the risk of more herpes outbreaks.
You may like to read this.
- Remicade Information for Consumers
- Remicade Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Remicade (detailed)
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