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Old 04-18-2013, 06:18 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I have just received my fourth dose of Remicade for UC. I am experiencing hair loss. Has anyone else had this same experience? My hair is thinning all over. I am not use to this new look. I am thinking about going to a wig. I usually wear a scarf or a hat to cover my head.


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Old 04-18-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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Re: Remicade

Yes Remicade can cause hair loss as side effect. It also rarely (2%) of patients can get a lupus-like reaction to Remicade. This could cause hair loss, severe fatigue, joint pains, pleurisy, bad aching pain in extremities, etc. If you have any of these other symptoms, I would notify your Dr, and ask to get an ANA and anti-histone antibodies checked on blood. If positive, Remicade is usually stopped and something else done for the Crohn's.

Old 04-26-2013, 02:44 PM   #3
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Re: Remicade

remember biologic meds like remicaide, humira, cimzia and many others are chemo drugs so yes hair loss is a side effect

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