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Orencia Biologic Infusion Therapy

What condition does Orencia treat?

Orencia (abatacept) is a biologic drug therapy used to treat moderate to severe​ rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults, ​polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in children aged 2 and older, and active ​psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in adults. 

How does Orencia work?

Patients with these arthritic conditions have an immune system that mistakenly activates a chain of inflammatory cells that are thought to contribute to joint inflammation in RA. Orencia works by targeting the source of RA, called T cells, early in the inflammation process. Preventing T cell activation reduces the amount of signals that can be sent to other inflammatory cells, which is thought to reduce the signs and symptoms of RA conditions. 

How is Orencia administered?

Orencia is available as an intravenous (IV) infusion. Doses are based on age and body weight. Orencia IV is approved for patients 6 years and older. Doses are given once every 4 weeks. Each infusion takes about 30 minutes. Orencia SC is approved for patients 2 years and older. Doses are given once every week. 

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This product may be used to treat other conditions, not listed here. If you are currently using or have a physician’s order to begin using this product for an unlisted condition and you have questions related to whether or not we can offer you infusion services,  please call our office or fill out a form and a member of our team will reach out to you as soon as possible