Learn about ACTEMRA® treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis, systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Find instructions for ACTEMRA® (tocilizumab) subcutaneous injections and helpful information on the ACTEMRA® Medication Guide that should help you better. Inside this kit you’ll also find: .. Some patients may be eligible for free drug through the .. Use a quick, dart-like motion to insert the needle all the way into.
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The most common serious infections included pneumonia, urinary tract infection, cellulitis, herpes zoster, gastroenteritis, diverticulitis, sepsis and bacterial arthritis.
RA, GCA, SJIA, PJIA Treatment | ACTEMRA® (tocilizumab)
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you see any of these side effects: Your cholesterol levels should be checked 4 to 8 weeks after the start of your treatment, and then every 6 months after that. In PJIA patients, infusion-related reactions are defined as all events occurring during or within 24 hours of an infusion.
To learn more, call or talk to your healthcare provider to register. Fever Stomach-area pain that does not go away Change in your bowel habits. This happens most often in people who also take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDscorticosteroids, achemra methotrexate.
The most common ISRs were erythema, pruritus, pain, and swelling at the injection site. Thanks for sharing this page. Genentech does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. The rate of infections was Increased blood pressure also called hypertension. Cytochrome Ps in the liver are down-regulated by infection and inflammation stimuli including cytokines such as IL In SC-II, the frequency of injection-site reactions was 7.
You may also have changes in other laboratory tests, such as your blood cholesterol levels. Allergic reactions may happen during and after any injection, even if they have not happened before. In the open-label extension over an average duration of 73 weeks of treatment, the overall rate of serious infections was The link you have selected will take you away from this site to one that is not owned or controlled by Genentech, Inc.
The limited available data with ACTEMRA in pregnant women are not sufficient to determine whether there is a drug-associated risk for major birth defects and miscarriage.
Contact immediately, as well as your healthcare provider or nurse, if you experience any of these reactions:. Your cholesterol levels should be checked 4 to 8 weeks after the start of your treatment, and then every 6 months after that. Most common side effects Tell your healthcare provider if you have these or any other side effect that bothers you or does not go away: Ijsert use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use packate such sites.
Contact immediately, as well as your healthcare provider or nurse, if you experience any of these reactions: Tell your healthcare provider right away inwert you see any signs of these symptoms: The link you have selected will take you away from this site to one that is not insfrt or controlled by Genentech, Inc.
Your email has been sent! This can make you more likely to get infections or make any current infection worse. Anaphylaxis and other hypersensitivity reactions that required treatment discontinuation were reported in 0.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you are experiencing any side effects. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you see any of these side effects: One of these events, urticaria, was considered serious.
Increased blood pressure also called hypertension. Gastrointestinal Perforations Events of gastrointestinal GI perforation have been reported in clinical trials, primarily as ihsert of diverticulitis in RA patients. Upper respiratory tract infections like common cold and sinus infections. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.
Tell your healthcare provider if inserrt have these or any other side pzckage that bothers you or does not go away:. Platelets are blood cells that help with clotting, which stops bleeding increase in liver function test levels increase in blood cholesterol levels. If you have polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis PJIA you will have blood tests done every 4 to 8 weeks during treatment.
Patients with invasive fungal infections may present with disseminated, rather than localized, disease. Talking to your doctor Make the most of your office visit with this helpful guide.