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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
153
70%
Lupus
5
80%
Arthritis
4
75%
Ankylosing Spondylitis
1
0%
Overall, 70% (165 Members) find Orencia helpful
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Orencia Reviews

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Working / Worked
Been taking since Feb 08 seems to be working well
Working / Worked
No longer getting these infusions due to Lupus diagnosis.
Working / Worked
It took about eight months before it started working. Then, it worked pretty well, but it usually started to wear off after 3 weeks. Bad side effect was too much weight gain, so I switched to Humira
Working / Worked
this is my current miracle drug. It makes me nauseated for 24-26 hours following infusion, and joints are more sore for 3-4 days, but then i feel better overall for the whole month.
Working / Worked
I LOVE THIS MEDICATION, IT HAS BEEN WORKING WELL. I TAKE IT THRU I.V EVRY 4 WEEKS,IN THE BEGGING I FEEL O SO DROWSY BUT THE NEXT DAY I FEEL GREAT!
Working / Worked
After Cimzia stopped working (shots I gave myself at home) I was put on Orencia infusions. It helped somewhat but never really seemed to take care of my RA. Eventually I was changed to Actemra.
Working / Worked
Monthly infusions (nurse comes to my home). Seems to be working well in combination with Methotrexate.
Working / Worked
One year down. Has helped alot, epecially with the fatigue factor. Also, hands much better and inflammation is down. Doesn't seem to reach my feet though, doc wasts to switch the rituxan, we will see.
Will be starting this monthly infusion hopefully when it is determined whether I have Myasthenia Gravis or not.
Working / Worked
This is working, I have had allergic reaction twice from it. Hives, but got them under control.
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Discussions

  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]