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Actemra - Biologic's Drugs

Actemra - Biologic's Drugs

I am going to be going on Actemra, and would like to know what people have experienced on this drug - I.e. Side effects etc.

Thank you

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on Acterma for a year now. I have had no side effects and have been pain free. The first of the year, I had to wait 2 weeks for my regular infusion and was still free of pain.

posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks for your comments. I had my infusion yesterday. I have had no side effects since being on Actemra.
I have RA throughout, mainly in spine. I still need to be on RX pain medication, trigger point and epidurals. I just came home from an epidural for Siatica pain which I've had for about a year. Not sure whether or not Actemra is working on its own or a combination of meds, PT, pain management working all together.

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on Actemra for about two years and haven't had ahh major problems with side effects. I tend to be a bit headachy for a couple days and feel wiped out for a couple days. I have been on Remicade (lots of side effects) and Orencia (only a couple minor side effects) infusions over the past eleven years that I've received infusions. Actemra has been pretty easy for me to take as RA meds go. I hope you have a good experience with it!!

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Was was on Actemra for about 3 years. The major side effect for me was it lowered my white blood cell count & I had to stop the infusions & wait a few weeks till the count built back up before I could continue. This meant I wasn't always getting it regularly or every 30 days to be effective. It did help with the pain in the beginning but after about 2 1/2 years it became less helpful for me. I finally switched to Xeljanz.

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I've been on Actemra for 2 years. No side effects and am in remission for at least 18 months

edited, originally posted almost 6 years ago
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