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Actemra

Actemra medication is used in the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults, rheumatoid arthritis in children (such as systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis-SJIA, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis-PJIA).

Actemra

Generic Name: tocilizumab (TOE si LIZ oo mab)
Brand Name: Actemra

What is Actemra?

Actemra (tocilizumab) is an anti-inflammatory prescription medication used in the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (or “Still disease”), and life-threatening cytokine release syndrome (CRS) due to overactive immune in children and adults.

Uses of Actemra

  • Moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults.
  • Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
  • Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (or “Still disease”).
  • Cytokine release syndrome (CRS).

Side effects of Actemra

  • Headache.
  • Pain/redness/swelling at the injection site.

Consult your doctor immediately if any side effects occur, worsen, persist or any serious side effects occur.

Precautions

  • Make sure you are not allergic to Actemra.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history.
  • Before going under surgery tell your doctor about the medication.
  • Before any vaccination, discuss with your doctor about your medication.
  • In pregnancy, Actemra is not allowed.
  • Breastfeeding not allowed.

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