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Orencia 250Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Bms India Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Abatacept
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Orencia 250Mg Injection is an injectible medicine. It is also called an immunodepressent that inhibits the functions of the immunity system of the body in the form of an antibody modified by man. This drug is mainly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to detain the advancement of the disease and controls the damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps to reduce the uncomfortable and painful symptoms of the disease. It helps to reduce the muscular and structural damage, stop the destruction tissues, and reduce the inflammation of the cartilage that weakens the bones. It helps to stop the disease from progressing to the joints surrounding the affected area.

Common side effects include persistent headache along with dizziness, hypertension or hypotension, nausea and vomiting, skin rashes or an infection in the upper respiratory tract along with breathing difficulties.

Orencia 250Mg Injection is a prescription drug that is not recommended for pregnant women or breastfeeding women as there are potential health risks that may be caused in foetus or infants. There may be certain serious drug interactions causing unnecessary complexities. You must inform the doctor if you are taking any kind of hormonal birth control pills, dietary supplements or any other kind of prescription drugs.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.
  • Nausea

  • Headache

  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

  • Nasopharyngitis

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Orencia 250mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patients may experience dizziness, visual disturbances, and they should avoid driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Abatacept, please consult your doctor.

This medication acts as a costimulation modulator. Working on the lines of CTLA-4, the drug appears to inhibit T-Cell activation by combining with CD80 as well as CD86. This causes blockage when it comes to interaction with CD28.

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