I’m taking Remicade. How do I prevent getting the infections I hear about?
Afraid of getting sick? Strategic steps to prevent infections when taking medications like Remicade.
The FDA has approved the medication Remicade to treat rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, which is great news for anyone suffering from these very disabling conditions.
Here is the bad news. Medications like Remicade can lower the ability of your immune system to fight serious infections like tuberculosis and other infections caused by viruses, fungi, and bacteria that have the ability to spread throughout your body. Unfortunately, patients taking medications like Remicade have even died from these infections.
So how can you prevent getting infections when taking Remicade? Here are my recommendations.
First, carefully monitor the way you feel and the development of any signs of infection like chills, fever or cough. Report these symptoms immediately to your doctor and make certain he regularly monitors you for TB before, during and after treatment.
Second, improve your overall health by getting seven to eight hours of sleep daily, exercising regularly, actively managing stressful situations, and eating highly nutritious, immune enhancing foods like spinach, lentils, almonds, oranges, grapefruits, crab, salmon, broccoli, beef, halibut, chicken and turkey.
Third, observe careful hand washing throughout the day and avoid crowds and other activities, which may predispose you to infection.
Finally, take daily a multivitamin and mineral supplement specifically formulated to ensure day in, day out high-performance immunity.
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Reference: Janssen Immunology https://www.remicade.com
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.