Forums


Treatment

What to expect with first Inflectra infusion?

  • By pamela

    Hi,
    I am new to the group. I was diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis 6 years ago. After being on lialda and Imuran for 6 years, these drugs are now failing me. I am moving on to biologics. My first infusion in 6/7. In addition to sitting for 2-3 hours, what can be expected in terms of side effects, being able to work and exercise the day of/next day etc.?

    Reply Created with Sketch. reply
  • By Amanda Osowski Moderator

    Hi Pamela,

    Welcome to the group! You mentioned that your first infusion is on the 7th, and I want you to know I’ll be thinking of you!

    I hope you will get some additional experiences from our community members but in the meantime, I wanted to share an article that might offer some insight that you find helpful:

    What to Expect During an Infusion of a Biologic – https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/what-expect-infusion-biologic/

    I hope this helps – please keep us posted on your journey!

    Amanda (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

    Reply Created with Sketch. reply
  • By Amanda Osowski Moderator

    Hi Pamela!
    I’m glad to hear that it went well! I definitely understand the time consuming aspect – you’re not alone on that frustration.
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    -Amanda (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

    Reply Created with Sketch. reply