Like all medicines that affect your immune system, ORENCIA can cause serious side effects. The possible serious side effects include serious infections and allergic reactions. Also, rare cases of certain kinds of cancers have been reported.
People taking ORENCIA are at increased risk for developing infections including pneumonia, and other infections caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Individuals should call their doctor immediately if they feel sick or get any infection during treatment with ORENCIA.
Allergic reactions are usually mild or moderate, generally occur within the first 24 hours of an infusion, and include hives, swollen face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, or trouble breathing. There have been some serious allergic reactions reported after receiving an infusion of ORENCIA.
There have been rare cases of certain kinds of cancer. The role of ORENCIA(R) (abatacept) in the development of cancer is not known.
The more common side effects with ORENCIA are headache, upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, and nausea.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a global pharmaceutical and related health care products company whose mission is to extend and enhance human life.
*Sleep problems Index I includes the following sleep-related issues:
feeling rested upon waking in the morning, awakening short of breath or
with a headache, having trouble falling asleep, awakening during sleep time
and having trouble falling asleep again, having trouble staying awaken
during the day and getting the amount of sleep needed. Sleep problems Index
II includes the following sleep-related issues: amount of time taken to
fall sleep, feeling that slee
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