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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% (151 Members) find Orencia helpful

Orencia Reviews

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Worked for awhile then fizzled
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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
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on it now - waiting for it to work.
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Seemed to slow down my progression but too many infections.
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I'm mobile, but still in pain.
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only slightly
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This drug only helped me with fatigue, but not at all with joint pain. was on it for about 6 months.
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discontinued due to severe low back and abdominal pain
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It helped some of my symptoms but still had disabliling fatigue and pain.
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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]