Actemra

Active Ingredient(s): Tocilizumab
FDA Approved: * January 8, 2010
Pharm Company: * GENENTECH
Category: Arthritis

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Actemra Overview

Tocilizumab, also known as atlizumab, is an immunosuppressive drug, mainly for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a severe form of arthritis in children. It is a humanized monoclonal antibody against the interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R). Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a cytokine that plays an important role in immune response and is implicated in the pathogenesis of many diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, multiple myeloma and prostate cancer. It...

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Swollen and tender legs from Actemra?

My wife has been on Actemra for about 6-7months now and her doctor says it's working, my wife disagrees. Due to her having to be on prednisone (very low dose 10mgs daily) she has now been diagnosed with Cushings as well. She is the most advanced RA patient this doctor says he has ever treated and that since her neck is deteriorated to the point of coming apart, he says she has to stay on the Actemra to slow down the progression. She feels worse every single day. She was misdiagnosed for 10+ years and by the time we found a Doctor to believe her it was too late to stop it. She was to far gone. She has gone from 140lbs all her life (shes now 51) to 270+ and nobody seems to have an answer other then it's from the steroids and pain meds, neither of which she can stop. Her legs are s...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Tocilizumab
  • Injection: 162mg/0.9ml, 200mg/10ml, 400mg/20ml, 80mg/4ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Actemra: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50242-135 Actemra 20 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Genentech, Inc.
  • 50242-136 Actemra 20 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Genentech, Inc.
  • 50242-137 Actemra 20 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Genentech, Inc.
  • 50242-138 Actemra 180 mg/ml Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Genentech, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Tocilizumab or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Swollen and tender legs from Actemra?
My wife has been on Actemra for about 6-7months now and her doctor says it's working, my wife disagrees. Due to her ... 5 replies






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