Orencia is an injectable prescription medication proven to reduce the signs and symptoms in adults with mild to severe rheumatoid arthritis, including those who have not had success with other medicines. It may be used alone or with RA treatments other than TNF antagonists. Orencia can help control the advance of joint damage and reduce the pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, leading to an overall improvement in daily activities. In clinical trials common side effects included headache, upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, and nausea. Because it effects your immune system, you may be more susceptible to serious infections while being treated with Orencia. Your doctor should discuss other rare but potentially serious side effects and potential drug interactions with you prior to treatment.
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