Orencia Powder for infusion

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Introduction

Orencia Powder for infusion is a medicine used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It provide relief from swelling, pain, and redness caused by damaged joints and improves physical function.

Orencia Powder for infusion is given by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. You should use it regularly and at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit from it. Continue using it as recommended by your doctor and complete the dose even if you feel better. You should not take any vaccinations while using this medicine and within 3 months after stopping the treatment.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, upper respiratory tract infection, nasopharyngitis, and nausea. Talk to your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away with time or get worse. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. You should also tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should let your doctor know before using this medicine as it can cause harmful effects to the developing baby.

Uses of Orencia Powder for infusion

Benefits of Orencia Powder for infusion

In Rheumatoid arthritis

Orencia Powder for infusion reduces pain, stiffness, and swelling in your joints and slows down the progression of bone and joint damage. This will help you do normal daily activities more easily and thus improve your quality of life. The injection is given by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered.
Additionally, you may consider simple lifestyle modifications such as regular exercise, losing weight, maintaining good posture while doing various daily activities, and wearing comfortable footwear. This will help you manage mild symptoms of osteoarthritis very effectively in the long run.

Side effects of Orencia Powder for infusion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Orencia

  • Headache
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Nausea

How to use Orencia Powder for infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Orencia Powder for infusion works

Orencia Powder for infusion blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain joint diseases.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Orencia Powder for infusion may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Orencia Powder for infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Orencia Powder for infusion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Orencia Powder for infusion does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Orencia Powder for infusion in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Orencia Powder for infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Orencia Powder for infusion?

If you miss a dose of Orencia Powder for infusion, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • It is given by injection into a vein or injection under the skin.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice severe rash, infection, swelling of face and hand, and trouble breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you have to go for vaccination as Orencia Powder for infusion makes the vaccine less effective.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor first.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Fusion proteins
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

Patient Concerns

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Sir/Ma'am, I feel pain in the heel of both the legs especially when I get up from the bed in the morning. After walking couple of steps, it goes away. there is no bone problem reported in the Xray report. Please guide me what could be the reason?
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
This is the test for rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis diseases attack Rheumatoid arthritis diseases tablet for this
Vipul Aggarwal
please consult rheumatologist for the same
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Q. Is Orencia Powder for infusion a biologic/ monoclonal antibody?

No. Orencia Powder for infusion is not a biologic/ monoclonal antibody. It belongs to class of drugs called immunomodulators.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb India Pvt. Ltd., The India Bulls Finance Centre, 6th Floor, Tower 1, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone (W), Mumbai - 400013
Expires on or after: April, 2021

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