infliximab, Remicade

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GENERIC NAME: infliximab

BRAND NAME: Remicade

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Infliximab is an antibody administered intravenously that is used for treating several chronic inflammatory diseases. Infliximab 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). Specifically, infliximab is used for treating the inflammation of

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/29/2015

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