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Review: could Orencia cause Infusion related reaction?

Summary: Infusion related reaction could be caused by Orencia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 5,824 people who have side effects while taking Orencia from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Infusion related reaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Infusion related reaction and more.

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Orencia

Orencia (latest outcomes from 5,911 users) has active ingredients of abatacept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Infusion related reaction

Infusion related reaction (latest reports from 53,003 patients) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, premedication, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 5,824 people reported to have side effects when taking Orencia. Among them, 43 people (0.74%) have Infusion Related Reaction. They amount to 0.08% of all the 52,717 people who have Infusion Related Reaction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Infusion related reaction in Orencia reports

Time on Orencia when people have Infusion related reaction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Infusion related reaction33.33%16.67%33.33%0.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Infusion related reaction when taking Orencia * :

FemaleMale
Infusion related reaction86.11%13.89%

Age of people who have Infusion related reaction when taking Orencia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Infusion related reaction0.00%0.00%0.00%7.69%7.69%19.23%19.23%46.15%

Severity of Infusion related reaction when taking Orencia ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Infusion related reaction ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (27 people, 62.79%)
  2. Vasculitis (2 people, 4.65%)
  3. Cardiac disorder (1 people, 2.33%)
  4. Insomnia (1 people, 2.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (11 people, 25.58%)
  2. Prednisone (5 people, 11.63%)
  3. Aspirin (5 people, 11.63%)
  4. Insulin (5 people, 11.63%)
  5. Benadryl (4 people, 9.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • My Daughter is 18 & has been on Orencia for 1yr& 7mths. she has weight gain 30#a this past 6mths. she takes no other meds. Is there any thing she could take along with orencia to help. she gets moderate exercise. Bad head-achs but we know there caused by the Medication. She is a small framed female and this weight gain just dont seem normal. Can you give any advise?
    Thank you, Paitents Mother (valerie)

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Have a rash all over my body that has been increasingly getting worse. Dr. just realized it is caused by my orencia.

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  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • 7yr old female. Jia past humira, methotroxate, now orencia. Treating dr is at Cincinnati ohio. Humira stayed ill & i had a problem administrating she is 70 pds & i had no help and she fought me. Methotrexate was oral didn't see any results now has been orencia approx 4 months. Jia has only worsened no noticeable difference in jia appearance or pain. Pain has increased, loss in range of motion motion, swelling, and ability to walk. Condition has only steadily increased over the last year at a very rapid rate. Please help me help my daughter. Thank you

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