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Intacept 50mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Intacept 50mg Injection is a medicine used to treat a variety of conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. It provides relief from swelling, pain, and redness associated with various disorders and improves physical function.

Intacept 50mg Injection is given by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. You should use it regularly and at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit from it. Continue using it as recommended by your doctor and complete the dose even if you feel better.

Some common side effects of this medicine include allergic reactions, upper respiratory tract infection, itching, rash, and injection site reactions such as swelling, redness, and pain. Talk to your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away with time or get worse. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking it, let your doctor know of all the other medicines you are taking. Your doctor may also monitor your blood counts by taking regular blood tests to make sure the medicine is not affecting your blood counts. It is important for pregnant and breastfeeding women to ask the advice of their doctors before taking this medicine.

Side effects of Intacept Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Intacept

  • Allergic reaction
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Injection site reaction

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Allergic reaction
    Avoid touching other areas of your body, especially your face. Wash the affected area with water. Put a cold compress such as an ice pack or wet washcloth on the itchy area in case of a mild reaction. Using moisturizing creams may also bring relief. Speak to your doctor if the itchiness or rash gets worse or does not go away. Get medical help right away if you see signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face or throat, sudden weakness with dizziness and restlessness.
  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Injection site reaction
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Intacept Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Intacept Injection works

Intacept 50mg Injection blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain joint diseases.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Intacept 50mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Intacept 50mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Intacept 50mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Intacept 50mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Intacept 50mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Intacept 50mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Intacept 50mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Intacept 50mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Intacept Injection?

If you miss a dose of Intacept 50mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Intacept 50mg Injection is given by injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection). You, a friend, or a family member can be taught how to give the injections.
  • Some people feel better quite quickly after receiving the injection while others may take longer. Keep taking your medication.
  • Intacept 50mg Injection could make it harder for you to fight infections. It is best to stop taking Intacept 50mg Injection if you have a fever or think you have an infection, or you have been given antibiotics to treat an infection.
  • Have a tuberculosis skin test & chest x-ray done before starting Intacept 50mg Injection.
  • Get blood tests done regularly to keep a track of your arthritis and make sure that Intacept 50mg Injection is not affecting your blood counts.

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Chemical Class
Fusion proteins
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Suffering from ultratics colitis i have done colonoscopy test 04 months back From 05 months how many months I have to take medicines is it cure completely
Dr. Kunal Parasar
Surgical Gastroenterology
Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong disease with remission and exacerbations. Durations of remission cant b predicted all d time
Hello, I've been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since last 15 years. I've gotten bone deformities already in my limb and partly my wrists. I've been suggested to go for Intacept 25 mg injections, but also cautioned about its side effects. kindly suggest me if I should go on with the injection or stick to current medication, which has proved to be futile.
Vipul Aggarwal
kindy consult a rhemuatologist they deal with it better
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FAQs

Q. Is Intacept a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug?

Yes, Intacept is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug

Q. Is Intacept a steroid or monoclonal antibody?

Intacept is not a steroid or monoclonal antibody. It is a recombinant human protein and TNF inhibitor

Q. Is Intacept safe?

Intacept is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does Intacept cause weight gain or hair loss?

Intacept can cause weight gain and hair loss

Q. How long does Intacept take to work?

Intacept can start action in few days but usually it takes around 2-12 weeks to work for complete action.

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