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10-05-2017, 08:53 PM   #1
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Meds taken before infusion

Hi, I'm new here. Just had my second infusion yesterday. Both times I took tylenol at home before I went (1000 mg). Because I had a scratchy throat after the first time, I took a Zytek allergy pill yesterday before my infusion. What, if anything, do you take before an infusion and is it prescribed by your doctor? Thanks!
10-05-2017, 08:56 PM   #2
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When I was on remicade, the had me take Tylenol and Benadryl.

Diagnosed in 1990. On Humira, Imuran, Gabapentin, Colestipol, Synthroid, Lialda. Resection in April of 2010. Allergic to Remicade, Penicillin, Flagyl, Doxycycline. Thyroid issues and psoriasis and neuropathy and mild cerebral palsy. Mild arthritis in my lower back.
10-06-2017, 01:55 PM   #3
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I get solumedrol and benadryl IV just prior to my infusion....I started with no pre meds, but a few years into my infusions I had some skin issues come up and my doctor put me on the pre-meds in case it was related to the remicade.

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10-07-2017, 05:13 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I'll stick with what I'm taking and hope for the best.

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