Buy Orencia for patients that have certain variants of arthritis. This medication has the generic name abatacept, and is usually used together with methotrexate to treat the symptoms of certain kinds of arthritis.
Who benefits the most from Orencia
This medication is quite effective on patients 2 years old and above that have symptoms like inflammation as a result of certain ailments.
Ailments Treated with Orencia
This medicine helps in relieving symptoms from these ailments:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis
How does Orencia work?
Orencia contains the active ingredient called abatacept, which is the protein that has the ability to suppress T cell activation. T cells are actually very important in immune systems as they are in charge of inducing inflammation to protect the body, but in patients who have certain ailments, they induce inflammation when the patient has certain kinds of arthritis which only worsen the ailment altogether. These cells are actually activated by signal molecules when they attach to the cells’ receptors, namely CD80 and CD86, which are the ones that abatacept connects to, stopping the T cells from activation, thereby reducing inflammation and other symptoms of patients.
This medication is introduced via injection under the skin, especially if the patient is aged between 2 and 6, or infusion into the vein. For the first dose, healthcare providers are usually the first administrators, with sometimes patients being taught to do any later doses. The IV infusion is in a slow drip, taking at least 30 minutes on average and given every 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the doctor’s recommendation. The solution is diluted with a diluent before use, and the both is gently swirled before use, but never shaken.
How long does Orencia last?
The results of the medication will vary depending on the condition being treated, as well as the physical condition of the patient, but on average symptoms will improve between 3 to 6 months.
Patients with hypersensitivities to any of Orencia’s components should avoid it. Patients with severe and uncontrollable infections should also find other alternatives. Patients who have experienced severe to moderate heart failure should avoid it as well. For a full list, please refer to the package leaflet.
Other Side Effects
These are some serious effects and if the patient has them, they should immediately call the doctor
- Trouble breathing
- Stabbing chest pain
- Burning when urinating
- Signs of skin infection
Common side effects include:
- Fever and chills
- Feeling tired
- Dry cough and sore throat
- Pain or warmth on the skin
For a full list, please check the package leaflet.
Skin that is tender, red, or hardened should not be targeted with Orencia. Patients should avoid other people who have infections or are sick, and if any signs of infection show, they must immediately call the doctor.
Cost of Orencia
The medication averages for around $1336 for 250mg/15ml.
When used as instructed, studies have shown that Orencia is effective at reducing some of the more prevalent symptoms, as well as the physical function of the patient including doing simple everyday tasks. In one study the symptoms were reduced by 61% out of 991 patients.
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