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Abatacept

Abatacept Information

Abatacept Benefits & Uses

Abatacept is used to treat the following -

Abatacept Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Abatacept

Abatacept

Abatacept Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Abatacept is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Infection
  4. Sinus inflammation
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Cough Mild
  7. Back Pain Mild
  8. Flushing
  9. Rhinitis
  10. Rash
  11. Urticaria
  12. Influenza like symptoms
  13. Dyspepsia
  14. Pharyngitis

Abatacept Related Warnings

Is the use of Abatacept safe for pregnant women?

Abatacept may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Abatacept again without your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Abatacept safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Abatacept. If you see any side effects, stop taking Abatacept immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Abatacept again, only after your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Abatacept on the Kidneys?

Using Abatacept does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Abatacept on the Liver?

Abatacept does not damage the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Abatacept on the Heart?

You can take Abatacept without any fear of damage to the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Abatacept with Other Drugs

Abatacept should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Adalimumab

Anakinra

Azathioprine

Cyclosporin

Azacitidine

Abatacept Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Abatacept unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Diabetes
  2. Hepatitis A
  3. Cancer
  4. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  5. Hepatitis B

Frequently asked Questions about Abatacept

Is this Abatacept habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Abatacept.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Abatacept can make you feel drowsy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Abatacept should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Abatacept for mental disorders.

No

Abatacept Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Abatacept

Taking Abatacept with food is safe.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Abatacept

Information about the interaction of Abatacept and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 212
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Orencia (abatacept)