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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An infection, think you may have an infection, are being treated for an infection, or get a lot of infections that return.
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: The rate of infections was Your email has been sent! Reporting side effects Tell your healthcare provider right away if you are experiencing any side effects. These ISRs occurred in a greater proportion of patients at or above 30 kg This happens most often in people who also take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDscorticosteroids, or methotrexate.
Your cholesterol levels should be checked 4 to 8 weeks after the start of your treatment, and then every 6 months after that. Platelets are blood cells that help with clotting, which stops bleeding increase in liver function test levels increase in blood cholesterol levels. Thanks for sharing this page. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.
Infection signs, with or without a fever, include: Invasive fungal infections, including candidiasis, aspergillosis, and pneumocystis.
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Fever Stomach-area pain that does not go away Change in your bowel habits. Reporting packafe effects Tell your healthcare provider right away if you are experiencing any side effects.
In SC-II, the frequency of injection-site reactions was 7. If you had hives, a rash, or experienced flushing after injecting, you should tell your healthcare provider or nurse before your next injection. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you see any signs of these symptoms:.
Contact immediately, as well as your healthcare provider or nurse, if you experience any of these reactions: During the 1-year study, a frequency of Tell your healthcare provider right away if you are experiencing any side effects.
Events of gastrointestinal GI perforation have been reported in clinical trials, primarily as complications of diverticulitis in RA patients. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you see any signs of these symptoms:. Click “OK” if you are a healthcare professional. Tell your healthcare provider if you have these or any other side effect that bothers you or does not go away: These injection-site reactions were mild to moderate in severity.
Your email has been sent! Genentech does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. The most commonly reported serious infections included pneumonia, gastroenteritis, varicella, and otitis media.
Anaphylaxis and other hypersensitivity reactions that required treatment discontinuation were reported in 0. Click “OK” if you are a healthcare professional. Members have access to online educational resources and treatment management tools. Thanks for sharing this page.
The information contained in this section of the site is intended for U. The risks and benefits of treatment with ACTEMRA should be carefully considered prior to initiating therapy in patients with chronic or recurrent infection. Serious allergic reactions, including death, can happen with ACTEMRA infusions or injections, even if they did not occur with an earlier infusion or injection.
Tell your healthcare provider if you are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, plan to breast-feed, or are breast-feeding. Upper respiratory tract infections like common cold and sinus infections. Serious allergic reactions, including death, can happen with ACTEMRA infusions or injections, even if they did not occur with an earlier infusion or injection.
If you have polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis PJIA you will have blood tests done every 4 to 8 weeks during treatment. Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. Infection signs, with or without a fever, include sweating or chills; shortness of breath; warm, red or painful skin or sores on your body; feeling very tired; muscle aches; blood in phlegm; diarrhea or stomach pain; cough; weight loss; burning when you urinate or urinating more often than normal Any of the following conditions that may give you a higher chance of getting infections.
Your healthcare provider should test you for hepatitis B before starting treatment.
These parts include the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys and the Southwest Hepatitis Packae or have had hepatitis B Be sure to contact your healthcare provider or nurse if you see any signs of these side effects.
If you have systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis SJIA you will have blood tests done every 2 to 4 weeks during treatment.