REMICADE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • low blood pressure
  • hives
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection due to a virus
  • an infection due to the fungus Candida
  • high blood pressure

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • indigestion
  • joint pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • active tuberculosis
  • an infection by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes
  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with Salmonella bacteria
  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • infection due to Nocardia bacteria
  • an unusual viral infection called cytomegalovirus infection
  • a type of systemic fungal infection called coccidioidomycosis
  • a type of fungal lung infection called histoplasmosis
  • an infection by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis
  • a type of systemic fungal infection called aspergillosis
  • infection with Cryptococcus fungus
  • opportunistic fungal infection
  • pneumonia with a fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • an infection
  • an infection due to a parasite
  • malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer
  • cancer or malignancy
  • a type of lymphoma involving the skin called mycosis fungoides
  • leukemia
  • carcinoma cancer of the cervix
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • dehydration
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • low platelet count and bleeding from immune response
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • inflammation of the spinal cord
  • multiple sclerosis
  • demyelination, a type of nervous system disorder
  • a disorder of the peripheral nerves that enable movement called peripheral motor neuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • vision loss
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • a heart attack
  • fluid in the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • slow heartbeat
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • heart failure
  • a stroke
  • inflammation of the blood vessels
  • inflammation of blood vessels in the skin
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
  • vocal cord swelling
  • a type of lung infection called Legionnaires' disease
  • pneumonia
  • fluid in the lungs
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • bronchospasm
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • acute liver failure
  • liver inflammation resulting from an abnormal immune response
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • blockage of normal bile flow
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • a skin ulcer
  • a condition with symptoms that resemble lupus
  • an abscess
  • seizures
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a serum sickness reaction
  • reactivation of a past tuberculosis infection
  • malignant lymphoma
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • reactivation of hepatitis B infection
  • drug therapy that worsens or flares psoriasis
  • hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma
  • a nerve disease with muscle weakness called chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • worsening of chronic heart failure
  • cellulitis
  • a type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma
  • linear IgA bullous dermatosis, an autoimmune condition that affects the skin and inside the mouth

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • temporary blindness
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • excessive sweating
  • visible water retention

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