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New One-Year Data from REMICADE(R) SONIC Trial Show Sustained Efficacy Compared with Azathioprine in Treatment of Crohn's Disease
Date:6/2/2009

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  • Reducing signs and symptoms, inducing and maintaining clinical remission and mucosal healing, and eliminating corticosteroid use in patients with moderately to severely active UC who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy.
  • Reducing signs and symptoms of active arthritis, inhibiting the progression of structural damage and improving physical function in patients with PsA.
  • Treatment of adult patients with chronic severe plaque PsO who are candidates for systemic therapy and when other systemic therapies are medically less appropriate.

  • REMICADE is unique among available anti-TNF biologic therapies. It is the only anti-TNF biologic administered directly by caregivers in the clinic or office setting. REMICADE is a two-hour infusion administered every 6 or 8 weeks (indication-dependent), following a standard induction regimen that requires treatment at weeks 0, 2 and 6. As a result, REMICADE patients may require as few as six treatments each year.

    Important Safety Information

    Only a doctor can recommend a course of treatment after checking a patient's health condition. A doctor should discuss any potential benefits and risks and help make the best treatment decision on a patient by patient basis. Like other medicines that affect the immune system, REMICADE can cause serious side effects such as lowering a patient's ability to fight infections. There are reports of serious infections caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria that have spread throughout the body, including tuberculosis (TB) and histoplasmosis. Some of these infections have been fatal. Doctors should monitor closely for signs and symptoms of TB during treatment with REMICADE. Patients should discuss any concerns about their health and medical care with their doctor.

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