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
- Pain/redness/swelling at the injection site.
Consult your doctor immediately if any side effects occur, worsen, persist or any serious side effects occur.
- 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.