RHEUMATOLOGY

Actemra® 200mg/ 10ml 1 vial

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Genentech

Actemra® 200mg/ 10ml 1 vial (tocilizumab)

 

Actemra® 200 mg 1 vial (tocilizumab) reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation.

Actemra® is used to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults after at least one other medication did not work or has stopped working.

Actemra® is also used in adults to treat giant cell arteritis, or inflammation of the lining of your arteries.

Actemra® is used to treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in adults and children ages 2 and older. This medicine is also used to treat systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis in adults and children ages 2 and older.

Actemra® is also used to treat severe or life-threatening cytokine release syndrome (CRS) caused by an overactive immune response to certain types of blood cell treatments for cancer. Tocilizumab is used for CRS in adults and children ages 2 and older.

Actemra® is given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give you this type of injection.

Tocilizumab is sometimes given together with other medications as part of your complete treatment.

Actemra® affects your immune system. You may get infections more easily, even serious or fatal infections. Call your doctor if you have a fever, chills, aches, tiredness, cough, skin sores, diarrhea, weight loss, or burning when you urinate.

You should not use Actemra® if you are allergic to tocilizumab.

 

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