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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% (157 Members) find Orencia helpful

Orencia Reviews

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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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Currently trying, not sure if its going to work?
Working / Worked
Did it so I could work but did much better on Rituxan!!
Working / Worked
I took the Rituxin infusion for my RA but this medicine is the BOMB! I helps keep the inflamation down and i have more normal days. The only thing i don't like about it is the back pain. A side effect is chronic back pain, as if we need another source of pain, but it subsides. The positives outway the negatives.
Stopped working
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  1. Discussion: orencia
    Thank you everyone. I haven't seen much difference yet after one IV infusion of orencia and 8 weekly injections. But, fortunately, no major side eff... [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]