ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION

Introduction

ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION is a medicine used to treat various inflammatory conditions of the joints (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis), skin (psoriasis), and bowel (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease). It reduces swelling in these conditions by blocking TNF alpha.

ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION is given by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. You should use it regularly and at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit from it. Continue using it as recommended by your doctor and complete the dose even if you feel better.

The most common side effects seen with this medicine include headache, high blood pressure, upper respiratory tract infection, increased liver enzymes, and nasopharyngitis (pain or irritation in the throat). Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or bother you. Your doctor may be able to help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms. You may also be more prone to infections when you are being treated with this medicine. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any symptoms of an infection like fever, cough, rash, loose stools, or flu-like symptoms.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. You should also tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking. While on treatment with this medicine, your doctor may monitor your blood counts by taking regular blood tests to make sure the medicine is not affecting your blood counts. It is important for pregnant and breastfeeding women to ask the advice of their doctors before taking this medicine.

Side effects of Actemra Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Actemra

  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)

How to use Actemra Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Actemra Injection works

ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain joint diseases.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION does not cause any harmful side effects.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease. No dose adjustment is required in patients with mild kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION is not recommended in patients with active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Actemra Injection?

If you miss a dose of ACTEMRA 80 MG INJECTION, please consult your doctor.