what is actemra
Actemra is a prescription medicine that helps treat adults with liver disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Actemra also treats rheumatoid arthritis in adults who have had an inadequate response to, or are unable to take, conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARDs).
what is actemra used for
Actemra (tocilizumab) is an intravenous (IV) medicine used to treat adults with moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis in people aged six or older who have had an inadequate response to other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
is actemra a monoclonal antibody
Actemra is one of the biologic agents that can be reviewed by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee. It is an antibody, a type of drug known as a monoclonal antibody, that’s used to treat adult patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis who haven’t responded well to other treatments.
how long can actemra stay out of the fridge
You can store Actemra out of refrigeration for up to 3 months at room temperature. Do not freeze. After opening the original prefilled syringe in the pack, you should always keep it in a refrigerator (2°C–8°C [36°F–46°F]).
does actemra cause hair loss
You can take Actemra to treat multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and plaque psoriasis. However, when taking Actemra, you may notice that your hair starts to thin or fall out.
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