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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Orencia IV.

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/31/2012 2:47:40 PM

Reviewer: Gabby354, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Been on Orencia infusion for 2 years. No problems, no side effects. I just hope it continues working as well as it has up until now. I'm still working and just get tired some days. I'm sure I'd be in much worse shape without it.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/25/2012 1:49:00 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have felt worse with each infusion. Bad headache, muscle cramps and abdominal pain. Chills as well as fatigue. Scheduled to take 4th treatment Monday, 27th and terrified. Have tried Enbrel, Humira, Methotrexate; all with bad side effects. Currently on Arava and Plaquenil (along with Orencia). Felt best on just those two, but x-rays and blood counts show active disease with erosions and inf ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/17/2012 11:25:02 PM

Reviewer: Caring Nurse, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am 37 years old. Rheumatologist thinks I have had RA since my 20s but have only been diagnosed for 5 years or so. I am not the traditional RA patient because all my blood work is negative but my MRI shows erosions. I started on methotrexate which affected my liver. I then started Arava which had to be increased then Plaquenil added to it. I have been on prednisone off and on and hate the side ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/13/2012 11:37:31 AM

Reviewer: sinca, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on Orencia for 4 months. In the pastI have been on Humira and Cimzia....both failed in time....Now I have side effects, I think, of light headness, upper chest pressure under collarbone area and extreme weakness when being active. Have had heart tests.....nothing to cause these symptoms...Can it be Orencia....Anyone have similar effects?.........Help

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/9/2012 9:47:21 PM

Reviewer: Murph, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had my first Orencia Infusion on July 30. There was no problem the first 24 hours. I became increasingly sick with severe flu-like symptoms. My white count at the time of the infusion was 12, (high because of a back injection I'd had one week prior). After getting sicker and sicker, I went to the ER on August 5 and my white count was 15.5. I have all-over body pain, mouth pain (but no s ... Show Full Comment

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