I informed the nurse that I was unaware of the change, and I requested a history of my medication for the past 7 months to a year. I was provided with information noting that I had been given Inflectra several times without me even knowing…when I would confirm that I was there for Remicaide no one ever stopped to correct me or clarify that the medication had been switched because THEY knew it was a biosimilar, but I did not. I contacted my GI’s office and the nurse confirmed that I had not been on Remicade for “a while”.
My question? Why wasn’t I notified? Why was this not a conversation?
As an afterthought, I was asked if I was having any changes and as a matter of fact, it was suggested that I wasn’t having any adverse issues. I explained that I had been experiencing breakouts and that was never the case with Remicade. Also, it seemed that the Inflectra wasn’t working as well.
After speaking up about not knowing about the change and showing documentation that the hospital nurses provided, I was put back on Remicade. The nurse tried to convince me that I needed to change but I fought to stay on Remicade.