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Abatacept is used to treat symptoms of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis, such as joint pain, swelling, and stiffness, in adult patients who have not been helped by other medicines. Abatacept helps improve the physical functioning of the patient and slow the progression of damage to the body from rheumatoid ar... continue

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Overall, 70% (165 Members) find Orencia helpful

Orencia Reviews

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Never worked; felt worse than ever.
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the infusions are easy to take and only take about an hr, I am doing very well on this, hope it continues
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Work nicely 125mg shot a week.
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Worked for a couple years
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helps fatigue, not so helpful with pain reduction. Started with weekly injections, now on monthly infusions. Stopped working all together after 1 year.
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I was on for 5yrs now , I actually wished I was back on this, what I'm on now is a night mare. Actually I'm trying to get back on this MED.
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Currently working.
LOVED IT! Worked very well for me and was devastated when my new Medicare insurance denied authorization for it! BUMMER!
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been on the self injection for 6 weeks. Have had some relief as of the 5th week
After 6 treatments, it finally kicked in. No weight gain, or side effects so far. I was so scared at first, never having an infusion before, but after trying 4 other type treatments and them not working, I was out of options and getting low on hope. I take this with 8 methotrexate. I feel human again, Thanks orencia!
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  1. Discussion: Orencia
    I have been on orencia injections for 6 months or more. The jury is still out. Still having the pain. Ughhh [More]
  2. Discussion: orencia
    I've done OK with Orencia. Had unacceptable side effects with both Humira and Enbrel, but no problems with Orencia. It does require patience. Both ... [More]
  3. Discussion: orencia
    has anyone tried orencia? My Doctor wants me to go on it. I have not been on any bios and don't see much for orencia. [More]
  4. Discussion: orencia
    been on orencia for 6 weeks now. previously on xeljanz. since switching to orencia i have been in extreme pain. it's like i'm not taking any medicatio... [More]
  5. Discussion: Orencia
    3 years on Orencia in medically indiced remission and no headaches. . I would recommend trying again after sinus infection is gone. The headache is li... [More]