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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
135
69%
Lupus
5
80%
Arthritis
4
75%
Ankylosing Spondylitis
1
0%
Overall, 69% (147 Members) find Orencia helpful
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Orencia Reviews

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on it now, 04/21/2014, along with the pain meds I am coping much better.
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seems okay
Somewhat Helpful
on it now - waiting for it to work.
Somewhat Helpful
Seemed to slow down my progression but too many infections.
Somewhat Helpful
I'm mobile, but still in pain.
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only slightly
Somewhat Helpful
This drug only helped me with fatigue, but not at all with joint pain. was on it for about 6 months.
Somewhat Helpful
discontinued due to severe low back and abdominal pain
Somewhat Helpful
It helped some of my symptoms but still had disabliling fatigue and pain.
Somewhat Helpful
Only 4th treatment. like to sudden charge of energy with the IV infusion
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: orencia
    Hi, I was thinking the same thing that Dreamchaser was thinking. Orencia I thought was not one of the biologics that were started 1st. In my case thou... [More]
  2. 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]
  3. Discussion: orencia
    I was on Orencia for two years before it stopped working for me. I actually don't remember how long it took to kick in, but I don't remember feeling a... [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]