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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Subcutaneous Injections for RA | ACTEMRA® (tocilizumab)
Neutrophils are white blood cells actemda help the body fight infection low platelet count. Sweating or chills Shortness of breath Warm, red or painful skin or sores on your body Feel 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. If you have systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis SJIA you will have blood tests done every 2 to 4 weeks during treatment.
Fever Stomach-area pain that does not go away Change in your bowel habits. Reviewing the Medication Guide should help you to better understand the risks and benefits of your RA treatment.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you see any signs of these symptoms:. Tell your healthcare provider if you are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, plan to breast-feed, or are breast-feeding.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you are experiencing any side effects. Anaphylaxis and other hypersensitivity reactions that required treatment discontinuation were reported in 0.
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To learn more, call or talk to your healthcare provider to register. These injection-site reactions were mild to moderate in severity.
The purpose of this registry is to check the health of the pregnant mother and her baby. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you see any signs of these symptoms:. This can make you more likely to get infections or make any current infection worse. Upper respiratory tract infections like common cold and sinus infections.
Infection signs, with or without a fever, include: This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider oackage your medical condition or your treatment.
In SC-II, the frequency of injection-site reactions was 7. You may also have changes in other laboratory tests, such as your blood cholesterol levels.
Genentech does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. Infection signs, with or without a fever, sctemra The most common events observed were nasopharyngitis and upper respiratory tract infections.
Genentech does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party websites. In patients who develop an ANC less than per mm 3 treatment is not ppackage. The information contained in this section of the site is intended for U. ACTEMRA is an immunosuppressant, and treatment with immunosuppressants may result in an increased risk of malignancies. Most common side effects Tell your healthcare provider if you have these or any other side acetmra that bothers you or does not go away: You should not do both.
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The purpose of this registry is to check the lackage of the pregnant mother and her baby. An infection, think you may have an infection, are being treated for an infection, or get a lot of infections that return.
If you had hives, a rash, or experienced flushing after injecting, you should tell your healthcare provider or nurse before your next injection.
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