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Actemra162mg/0.9mlVial

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Roche Bangladesh Pharmaceutical
Generic: Tocilizumab
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Actemra does not cause any harmful side effects.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Actemra may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Actemra is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Actemra may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Actemra should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Actemra may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Limited infor... View More
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Actemra should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actemra may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Actemra... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Actemra is a medicine used to treat various inflammatory conditions of the joints (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis), s... View More

Uses of Actemra

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s disease

Side effects of Actemra

Common
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)

How to use Actemra

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Actemra works

Actemra blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain joint disea... View More

What if you forget to take Actemra?

If you miss a dose of Actemra, please consult your doctor.

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  • ACTEMRA 400 MG INJECTION is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein.
  • You may be asked for regular blood tests to check blood counts, cholesterol level and liver functioning during the treatment.
  • It might make you feel dizzy. If this happens, avoid driving or operating on machinery.
  • It makes it hard to fight with an infection. Inform your doctor if you notice fever, cough or stomach pain.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking medicine without talking to your doctor first.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Administration

IV Preparation Withdraw a volume of 0.9% NaCl from bag/bottle equal to volume of the solution required for the patient's dose Adults and children weig... View More

Adult Dose

Parenteral Adult: Rheumatoid Arthritis Indicated for adults with moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis with inadequate response to 1 or more... View More

Child Dose

Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA, Still's Disease) <2 years: Safety and efficacy not established >2 years or older (<30 kg): 12 mg/kg IV... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment Mild: No dosage adjustment required Moderate-to-severe: Has not been studied

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity

Mode of Action

Interleukin-6 receptor antagonist; changes in clinical trials observed include decreased C-reactive protein level to within normal range, decreased valu... View More

Precaution

Serious infections leading to hospitalization or death (ie, tuberculosis; bacterial, invasive fungal, viral, or other opportunistic infections) have occ... View More

Side Effect

>10% SC injection site reactions (7.1-10.1%) 1-10% Upper respiratory tract infections,Nasopharyngitis,Headache,Hypertension,Increased ALT,Infusion ... View More

Interaction

Interactions with Other Medications and Other Forms of Interaction: Population pharmacokinetic analyses did not detect any effect of MTX, nonsteroidal a... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More