Abatacept is used in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis (silvery scaly skin rash), ulcerative colitis and crohn disease.
How it works
Abatacept 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
- 1 variant(s)
- 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
Q.Is abatacept a biologic/ monoclonal antibody?
No. Abatacept is not a biologic/ monoclonal antibody. It belongs to class of drugs called immunomodulators.