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Consuming alcohol with Actemra does not cause any harmful side effects.
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
Actemra is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Actemra may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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
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
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
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohn’s disease
Side effects of Actemra
- 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.
- 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.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
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
Parenteral Adult: Rheumatoid Arthritis Indicated for adults with moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis with inadequate response to 1 or more... View More
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 impairment Mild: No dosage adjustment required Moderate-to-severe: Has not been studied
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
Serious infections leading to hospitalization or death (ie, tuberculosis; bacterial, invasive fungal, viral, or other opportunistic infections) have occ... View More
>10% SC injection site reactions (7.1-10.1%) 1-10% Upper respiratory tract infections,Nasopharyngitis,Headache,Hypertension,Increased ALT,Infusion ... View More
Interactions with Other Medications and Other Forms of Interaction: Population pharmacokinetic analyses did not detect any effect of MTX, nonsteroidal a... View More
Alternative brand for Actemra
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