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ORENCIA 250MG INJECTION

Injection
MRP: Rs. 31851 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for ORENCIA

Abatacept(250 mg)

food interaction for ORENCIA

alcohol interaction for ORENCIA

pregnancy interaction for ORENCIA

lactation interaction for ORENCIA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Orencia 250mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ORENCIA

Abatacept(250 mg)

Uses

Orencia 250mg injection is used in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis (silvery scaly skin rash), ulcerative colitis and crohn disease.

How it works

Orencia 250mg injection belongs to a class of medications called immunomodulators. It works by blocking the activity of immune cells that cause pain and swelling/damage of joints.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Abnormal urination, Back pain, Dizziness, Headache, Heartburn, Running nose, Sore throat, Nausea, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice for ORENCIA

  • Before taking abatacept, you may be tested for tuberculosis (infection of the lungs due to certain bacteria) or viral hepatitis (infection in the liver due to a virus). 
  • Avoid contact with people who have cold or any type of infections.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any kind of infection.
  • Do not take any vaccinations while using abatacept and within 3 months after stopping abatacept treatment.
  • Do not take abatacept along with other rheumatoid arthritis biologic therapy.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as abatacept may causedizziness and visual disturbances.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for ORENCIA

Abatacept

Q.Is abatacept a biologic/ monoclonal antibody?
No. Abatacept is not a biologic/ monoclonal antibody. It belongs to class of drugs called immunomodulators.

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Content on this page was last updated on 21 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)