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- What is infliximab-dyyb, and how does it work?
- What brand names are available for infliximab-dyyb?
- Is infliximab-dyyb available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for infliximab-dyyb?
- What are the uses for infliximab-dyyb?
- Why is there a black box warning for infliximab-dyyb?
- What are the side effects of infliximab-dyyb?
- What is the dosage for infliximab-dyyb?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with infliximab-dyyb?
- Is infliximab-dyyb safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about infliximab-dyyb?
What is infliximab-dyyb, and how does it work?
- Infliximab-dyyb is an antibody administered intravenously and is used for treating several chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis. It is a biosimilar version of the biologic drug, infliximab (Remicade). Biologic drugs are drugs that are produced by natural, biologic processes, for example, within cells. A biosimilar version is a medication that works like the original biologic drug but is manufactured by a different company by a different process. Infliximab-dyyb works by blocking the effects of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), a substance made by cells of the body which has an important role in promoting inflammation. There are two other injectable drugs that block TNF alpha--adalimumab (Humira) and etanercept (Enbrel).
- Infliximab-dyyb reduces the signs and symptoms of inflammation by blocking the action of TNF-alpha. Infliximab-dyyb does not cure Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Infliximab-dyyb can retard the destruction of joints by rheumatoid arthritis.
- The FDA approved Infliximab-dyyb in April 2016.
What brand names are available for infliximab-dyyb?
- Inflectra is the brand name available for infliximab-dyyb in the US.
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