Actemra (tocilizumab)

 

How is this medication given:

Actemra is given intravenously every 4 weeks.

 

Indications:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

How does it work:

IL-6 is a common protein found in all joints in the body and is a natural substance that can raise inflammation. Everyone has IL-6 in their body, but people with RA may have too much. Actemra inhibits the interleukin-6 receptor, thereby blocking interleukin-6.

 

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