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  1. Prednisone and lymphocytes 23rd September 2009
    ... Ask your doc. I take Orencia and MTX for RA and it really messes with my white...

Arthritis board
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  1. confused about how much pain 20th May 2010
    ... Yeah, that is normal even for me and I'm on Orencia and methotrexate. Using a big knife to cut something...

  2. RA agressive or mild 14th May 2010
    ... drugs I don't remember them all. I am now stable on Orencia ...a strong biologic that is given by IV every 4 weeks...

  3. Embril without methotrexate? 8th May 2010
    ... combinations. And it's not just with Enbrel. I take Orencia and I use MTX with it and it's been great. As far ... the recommendation stands. I've taken Enbrel and Orencia with and without MTX and it has worked much better...
    ... combinations. And it's not just with Enbrel. I take Orencia and I use MTX with it and it's been great. As far ... the recommendation stands. I've taken Enbrel and Orencia with and without MTX and it has worked much better...
    ... of hair taking Plaquenil and once off that and onto Orencia and MTX my hair grew back thicker than before. ...
    ... sight. And I have heart involvement. The biologic Orencia is the only drug that has stopped it...the others ... slowed it down but didn't stop the progression. Orencia did. And Orencia with MTX does an even better job...

  4. RA - no fun... 4th February 2010
    ... from RA symptoms. Right after my RA put me on monthly Orencia IV infusion. I believe it took me about 4-5 month ... I was very patient and it was worth it. So now it Orencia until it works and low doses of Prednisone. So far ... wonderful, unbelievable RA Doctor told me that if Orencia stops working not to get discouraged because they...
    ... Medicade and doesn't cover much. I too, tried the Orencia and was in absolute pain for five months, it didnt...

  5. RA Aids 4th February 2010
    ... noticed any changes. Right now I am on Prednisone and Orencia IV Infusion once a month. Seems like finally i got...

  6. Scheduled to start Orencia and scared 5th January 2010
    ... diseases might outweigh those side effects. I may go on Orencia and have researched on it - it is a quick infusion...
    ... I was on Orencia for several years, it helped but not enough. The infusion ... inhibitors like Enbrel have a greater statistical risk than Orencia . Part of what complicates the process of finding out...
    ... [QUOTE=AuntieLeela;4157640]I was on Orencia for several years, it helped but not enough. AuntieLeel...
    ... freaked out when my Pain Mang Dr stated that about Orencia being a poison. I am just waiting to get over another ... sinus infection and then I will start the Orencia . I really hope it will help the pain from the AS...
    ... clean. I can sure relate to the pain - I hope the Orencia works and you feel better soon....

  7. Methotrexate 14th November 2009
    ... controls my inflammatory markers in my blood better than Orencia (the biologic I'm on)but I feel so much better on Orencia ... drugs. Looks like it's another every 4 week IV like Orencia . Won't it be neat when someday they will discover...

  8. enbrel question 3rd November 2009
    ... together with Steroids I was switched to IV Infusions of Orencia . I also was on Meth. (chemo therapy). Enbrel and ... Orencia as well as other biological medication are high risk ... developed lymphoma, was treated for it and switched to Orencia once in 4 month infusion. You must be watched;...

  9. methotextrate 28th October 2009
    ... hurt a bit but bypasses the stomach. I'm now on Orencia as I needed stronger meds but have both as a back...
    ... hurt a bit but bypasses the stomach. I'm now on Orencia as I needed stronger meds but have both as a back...

  10. why inject cortisone into buttocks 14th October 2009
    ... and I can actually see my knuckles! All thanks to Orencia . So I figure if I can move right now..why not shed...
    ... .yours caught my attention because you are taking Orencia ...can you tell a little about the side effects you...
    ... that went away on it so I needed to know if it was Orencia or just me. They came back. I went back on and they ... went away so I knew Orencia was making the difference. I feel really good for ... who does all the IV's) says more folks do well with Orencia than any other drug she's seen. Is your doc considering...
    ... forum with responses from some women who had taken Orencia and had large weight gains and hair loss! I can't...
    ... Hi Donna. When I started on Orencia I was on maximum dose injected MTX(25mgs/week) along ... of folic acid. I stayed on the MTX while starting Orencia . But when I stopped Orencia tos ee what would happen ... your insurance company may not let you go directly to Orencia . It's an IV and they usually insist you try a home...
    ... is why we are moving on. Soooo, my dr. suggested Orencia ; I just like to talk with someone who has been on...

  11. polymyalgia 8th October 2009
    ... Simponi. But there are other families. I'm now on Orencia and doing great. There is Rituxin and Kineret as well ... allergic to it so that wiped out the whole "mab" family. Orencia has been good so far and I'm hoping it stays that...

  12. Does anyone with RA has lung damage? 2nd October 2009
    ... cause lung nodules. What drugs are you on? I am on orencia and arava. I also usually have a small amount of fluid ... fissure area. My joint symptoms are under control with orencia ....
    ... dr blames that on humira? i haven't dared try the orencia as its a tnf drug as the humira....

  13. How long after finishing methotrexate can you drink 20th August 2009
    ... Than Dr switched me to Enbrel shots and after that Orencia IV infusions. I would definitely consider to leave...

  14. Feel hopeless 20th August 2009
    ... inhibitors like Enbrel or Humira or drugs given by IV like Orencia and Remicade. I don't understand why they don't try ... those. I've finally gotten some relief by going on Orencia . Helped the OA pain as well. I have just about ... have found that it does seem to respond somewhat to Orencia . It's all about finding a team that will work together...

  15. Methotrexate 10th August 2009
    ... after I inherited severe infection, I was switched to Orencia IV infusions. I know some people are doing OK on...
    ... after I inherited severe infection, I was switched to Orencia IV infusions. I know some people are doing OK on...
    ... s given every 6-8 weeks. The other is the new drug Orencia . It's given every 4 weeks. With the high cost ... of biologic drugs(Enbrel, Orencia , Humira etc) and especially for those on Medicare ... right to the IV drugs. But for cost...it's great. And Orencia for me has been the first drug that has really helped...
    ... Zim, Orencia IV infusion given either every 4 weeks for 30 minutes...

  16. TNF Inhibitors and Leukemia 4th August 2009
    ... You should see the warnings on Orencia . It's not a TNF inhibitor, it's a t-cell inhibitor...
    ... Yup, I was on Orencia for two years, didn't work for me, they wanted me...
    ... disorder and I had it. Cured with neck surgery. Orencia ...oh yes you can....die. Jenny...

  17. Enbrel: tell me your experience – good & bad 16th July 2009
    ... arms that I don't think will ever go away. I'm now on Orencia and that is working well with very few side effects...
    ... Dr said this is OK, not to worry about. For me Orencia IV infusion works the best. We all very different...

  18. Humira for AS in Japan or Hong Kong 9th July 2009
    ... use this powerful medication and switched me to IV Orencia Infusions. I also was on Methotraxate without any...

  19. RA - how treatments help you? 25th June 2009
    ... now (before was Meth, Enbrel shots) and now is IV Orencia Infusions (my 5th one). So far I feel no better. ... shares with me how long did it take you to have IV with Orencia before you started to feel better? And what is better...

  20. Simponi 16th June 2009
    ... help too. Me....I'm allergic to the whole family. But Orencia is helping. good luck and let us know how it goes...

  21. Orencia and RA.... how long? 10th June 2009
    ... but since 2 meds did not work, not 4 treatments of Orencia and still in so much pain and stiffness... you kind...
    ... AunteeLila, just an update for you... I had 6 of Orencia infusions last Wednesday. I came home at 3 pm and...

  22. Humira 8th June 2009
    ... take any med in the same family. So I had to go to Orencia and had some problems with that but much more relief ... Since Enbrel and Humira are both TNF inhibitors and Orencia is a T-cell inhibitor, it tells my doc where to look...

  23. I feel like I'm falling apart 26th May 2009
    ... nothing is working. The last treatment of IV infusion of Orencia is only 4 treatments by now my almost last hope since...

  24. Cimzia Approved for RA 14th May 2009
    ... new ones would be a separate class. Shoot! Back to Orencia . Jenny...

  25. New arthritis med. ? 6th May 2009
    ... once a week and did not work either. Now I am on Orencia IV infusions. Too early to say anything about it since...
    ... I will tell you about my experience with Orencia ... You need to be off of the other medications ( Humira ... , Embrel ) for a month before starting Orencia . I was in lots of pain. I had infusions for four months...
    ... go back on it no matter what - never! So I think if Orencia is not working, than what left? Humura and this is...

  26. Getting worse 6th May 2009
    ... to Enbrel shots - never worked either. Now I am on Orencia IV infusions, hope it will work for me this time....

  27. Methotrexate 5th May 2009
    ... far safer than all these new drugs like Enbrel or Orencia . So it's worth a try in my book. gentle hugs....

  28. I need input about methotrex.. have questions 23rd April 2009
    ... injected(Enbrel, Humira) or given by IV(Remicade, Orencia ). Orencia did the trick for me. So the combination ... of Orencia and MTX is what I'm on now and quite stable. As ... given a handout on the importance of this). I take the Orencia every 4 weeks so that works out well. So I've been...
    ... will be used in a right way... Now I am trying Orencia ; I am full of hope, but not sure if I am the lucky...

  29. At ends with all meds !! 20th April 2009
    ... Hello! Ok i have tried all these meds. Humira, Embrel, Orencia all of these at one time combined with Mtx and 10...
    ... that she almost started to cry on the way home. Orencia is a T-cell modulator and the only one of it's kind ... takes many months (four to six) for the effects of Orencia to be felt. Rituxan is a B-cell inhibitor, a type ... medication you haven't tried. Given in an infusion like Orencia but has the added benefit of only being infused every ... into your system so much faster. The one exception is Orencia , which is remarkably well tolerated....
    ... After two years on Orencia with almost no improvement I pulled the plug last ... meds to get approved. The one good thing about Orencia is it's low allergic reactions and side effects. That...
    ... because of extreme muscle weakness (am also taking Orencia and Methotrexate...have taken gold, plaquenil and...

  30. Orencia... any opinions? 2nd April 2009
    ... I tell you I grew up in Chatham, NJ?) I started Orencia last November and it is great. I've been LOSING weight...
    ... now I have to clear this fungus and than we start Orencia in exact matter you have this done. I will have to...

  31. Hi new to arthritis 27th March 2009
    ... there all sorts of goodies from Arava to Enbrel to Orencia with more in the pipeline. Good luck and again...

  32. I need advice 26th March 2009
    ... amazing. So if you do have it, you're in luck. I started Orencia last fall and even my OA is responding to it. Haven...

  33. plaquenil 23rd March 2009
    ... actually came as a result of my RA itself. So now I'm on Orencia and discovering all sorts of little idiocincrasies...

  34. Which arthritis do you have? Do you take meds for yours? 10th March 2009
    ... ve been on many meds over the years. I just stopped Orencia and methotrexate and I'm switching back to a combo...
    ... headed for my 3rd neck surgery this summer. I take Orencia and methotrexate but am seriously considering stopping ... as the Orencia is making my artificial knees swell and stiffen. I...

  35. Erosive inflammatory arthritis 10th March 2009
    ... arthritic diseases but I seem to be responding to Orencia and methotrexate(so far....I've only been on Orencia...
    ... arthritic diseases but I seem to be responding to Orencia and methotrexate(so far....I've only been on Orencia...
    ... same thing as Arava)then Humira(allergic) and now Orencia which seems to be working. For how long I don't know...
    ... same thing as Arava)then Humira(allergic) and now Orencia which seems to be working. For how long I don't know...

  36. SEVERE Arthritis--Testing Blood to see if in "organs"- what is this? 3rd March 2009
    ... fewest side effects than the other newer drugs like Orencia or Enbrel or Remicade. They have a list of side effects...

  37. Please answer if you have RA... 23rd February 2009
    ... either as they are linked chemically. So I am taking Orencia and methotrexate and doing much better. I really like ... Orencia . No side effects at all except being tired the first...
    ... t affect the lumbar spine too but after I started Orencia , the pain in my lumbar area disappeared along with...
    ... others I can't even remember. But right now I'm on Orencia and it's great. I also take MTX which I self inject ... to avoid stomach problems. Since I started the Orencia I can actually see my knuckles! Morning stiffness...
    ... may check it out although I'm doing really well on Orencia . I can't wait for Wednesday's infusion! The hospital...

  38. Arthritis questions for any who can help 17th February 2009
    ... including my optic nerves. I'm now on a combination of Orencia and methotrexate and doing well. Well.....at least...
    ... including my optic nerves. I'm now on a combination of Orencia and methotrexate and doing well. Well.....at least...
    ... including my optic nerves. I'm now on a combination of Orencia and methotrexate and doing well. Well.....at least...

  39. Embril 4th February 2009
    ... today. Any thoughts or experiences? I tried Humira and Orencia already. Humira was good for the first couple of months ... and died out on me. The Orencia never did anything at all. Thanks !;)...

  40. Cutting down prednisone? 29th January 2009
    ... you. Have you tried any others? Enbrel, Remicade, Orencia , Rituxan, Methotrexate, Arava, Plaquenil, Minocin...
    ... Hi Auntie! Yeah, i have tried the Humira and Orencia ( each along with Methotrexate) I have also been taking ... ridgerator right now. Wierdly enough, when i got off of the Orencia i started feeling better. I don't think it did anything...

  41. Remission ? 19th January 2009
    ... remission or even improve? I just recently gone off the Orencia ( seems like it wasn't doing a thing to improve my...
    ... other factor that has changed besides stopping the Orencia ? So I have to continue my meds, Arava, Azulfidine...

  42. Possible RA and Plaquenil 5th December 2008
    ... 10 mgs of pred along with methotrexate and new to Orencia .( three months now) I was on plaquinil for about ... thought it didnt really do much for me. I stopped. The Orencia takes a while to kick in 3-6 months for most people...
    ... has been a nightmare, all of this. I am currently on Orencia giving it a chance, although can take anywhere 3-6...

  43. Meds question. 4th December 2008
    ... Are you on any other pain meds? I am new to trying Orencia . I've been on it for three months now and not much...
    ... you have to change to another type. I've been on Orencia for over a year and it hasn't worked very well. I...
    ... on what to do ?? I don't know if i should continue Orencia ( its been three months now and no change what so...
    ... everyday, x-rays show worsening damage) then slow-poke Orencia isn't going to cut it. If your arthritis is at ... with the prednisone, then you can safely continue Orencia for another 2 or 3 months to see if it kicks in. Orencia ... choose another TNF Inhibitor, like Enbrel or Remicade? Orencia is different than the TNF drugs, Orencia is T-Cell ... rheumy about - he may have had good reason to jump to Orencia , I don't know. I can't take prednisone, I get something...
    ... still don't know. I am into this three months now with Orencia i guess three more months won't hurt to try it out...
    ... Hi. I am giving up on the Orencia ! I don't have ten years to wait to start feeling better...

  44. orencia ?? 17th November 2008
    ... why we notice improvment in "the floor" right away. Orencia works by turning off the faucet - but it takes awhile...
    ... Hello again! Now i am wondering if Orencia was a wise choice? How do you feel? I could always...

  45. 23 with arthritis? 11th November 2008
    ... reserve for more severe cases; Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Orencia and Rituxan. Anti-inflammatory pain relievers like ... to get approved by the FDA, called Actemra. I'm on Orencia till then, my NSAID is Clinoril....

  46. Inflammatory Arthritis 20th October 2008
    ... arava, plaquenil, minocin, enbrel, humira, remicade, orencia or rituxan. That way you're covered if it's RA or...

  47. Systemic JRA or Still's anyone? 20th September 2008
    ... in front of them isn't a horse at all.;) I'm on Orencia + methotrexate right now but I've been on tons of...
    ... in front of them isn't a horse at all.;) I'm on Orencia + methotrexate right now but I've been on tons of...

  48. Metotraxate 12th September 2008
    ... side effects compared to some other drugs. I now take Orencia with it and the 2 are working miracles. In my opinion...

  49. I am taking meds for RA and ... 4th September 2008
    ... get fatigue from arthritis meds, I'm currently on Orencia , MTX, folic acid and Clinoril. Prednisone made me...

  50. Methotextrate .... 18th August 2008
    ... always been on some other DMARD with it. Right now it's Orencia + MTX/folic acid + Clinoril....

  51. What can anyone tell me about Enbrel? 29th July 2008
    ... again after 4 or 5 years though. I can't wait! I'm on Orencia now and it's only working so-so. I did have more...

  52. Anyone on Orencia ? 24th July 2008
    ... I take Orencia , I've been taking it for over a year. It hasn't worked...
    ... discussing alternatives with my rheumie today, including Orencia and Rituxan. She said she'll only give it to older...

  53. Symptoms of R.A.? (runs in family) 15th June 2008
    ... line is the new Biologics; Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Orencia and Rituxan. These are also DMARDs and are used alone...

  54. psoriatic arthritis 10th June 2008
    ... drugs, etc; but also the new biologics like Enbrel and Orencia . I hope you feel better soon, I know flares can...

  55. Question for elderly mother with inflammatory, rheumatoid arthritis 9th April 2008
    ... waiting to see results. There are IV treatments such as Orencia and Remicade however, the downer with these are that ... making an allergic reaction extra long). I believe Orencia is administered in the hospital every three weeks...

  56. ? about RA+ man trying to concieve and RA meds... 10th October 2007
    ... the new stronger drugs (Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Orencia , Rituxan) you could freeze sperm and bank it. Just...

  57. Which Arthritis-Pain Medicine Works Best? 3rd May 2007
    ... depression, lexapro and wellbutrin, and just started on Orencia , which is a monthly infusion. I try to stay positive ... like my RA out smarts everything they try. I'm hoping Orencia will be the miracle i have been waiting for. Everybody...
    ... wouldn't go without it. As for me, i have started the orencia infusions, and they say no supplements need to be...

  58. Newbie Here!!! 3rd May 2007
    ... for 12 years and have started on the new treatment Orencia . Is anyone familiar with this drug?:) I have had 2...

  59. new to posting 24th April 2007
    ... do...such as Remicade, Enbrel, Humira, Kineret and Orencia . You should call and let him/her know that you have...

  60. Embrel 31st October 2006
    ... years and I am a Humeria failure and the new infusion Orencia was helping in the beginning but now has stopped working...

  61. I have just started taking Remicade 7th October 2006
    ... and take until it no longer works. The Remicade and Orencia both have to be IV infused in the Dr. office and my...
    ... much quicker and less burning. The Remicade and Orencia have to be done in the Dr. office by IV infusion....

  62. remicade, humira, embrel or orencia 27th August 2006
    ... use-a once a week injection. I am not familiar with orencia . Good luck! Kera...
    ... year it stopped working so I switched to the new drug orencia , it is a 20-30 minute infusion once a month and it...
    ... Enbrel because they're easier to take than Remicade. Orencia I'm not really sure about....
    ... office. I am thrilled that the new medication called Orencia is out there now because it only takes 20-25 minutes ... other medications. With either remicade, Humeria or orencia you can drive or do anything you want after you take...

  63. fatigue 6th August 2006
    ... severe RA and am finally on a new medication called Orencia which is an infusion once a month along with pain...

  64. Is anyone taking this for RA 3rd March 2006
    ... Is anyone taking the new medication for RA called Orencia ? It is a monthly infusion and the company the makes...

  65. Biologocal Medications 3rd March 2006
    ... soon as the infection clears up. I haven't heard or Orencia so keep us posted if you get any news of it. Best...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome board
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  1. Orencia for CTS? 29th November 2008
    ... The Biologics ( Orencia , Enbrel, Remicade, etc) work by suppressing the immune ... causing the CTS, it wouldn't work. Besides, I'm on Orencia (for RA) and it hasn't helped my wrists very much...

Drug Interactions board
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  1. Plaquenil and Hair Loss 1st August 2009
    ... cancer for all the biologic drugs(Enbrel, Humira, Orencia ). Way your options carefully. Plaquenil is about as...

Health Insurance Issues board
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  1. New to Medicare need help 20th November 2008
    ... I got help paying for a high cost brand name drug ( Orencia , for arthritis) through a non-profit drug assistance...

High & Low Blood Pressure board
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  1. Malignant Hypertension...anyone? 13th August 2009
    ... in a long time since I started the latest RA drug, Orencia . Hmmmmmmmm. That hypertension-hypotension thing ... and that worries me) and I am lower but I'm also on Orencia . So is it the weight loss or the medication? But I...

Immune Disorders board
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  1. RA - anybody here has it? 25th June 2009
    ... I have tried; embrel, humira, orencia , remicade, methadrix, plaquinel, arava. some relief...
    ... severe pain, arava - some help, plaquinel - some help orencia - took 1000 mg. some improvement but I developed pyoderma...

Infectious Diseases board
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  1. Just need to vent...getting sicker 12th April 2010
    ... present I've also been on methotrexate and started Orencia in November of 2008(RA). Both are immune suppressants ... methorexate and the knee pain got better. I stopped Orencia and the knee pain stayed the same but RA got worse ... . So I re-started Orencia and knees slowly got worse. I saw my ortho again in ... rheumatologist wants to give me another IV dose of Orencia on Wednesday and he put me back on methotrexate2 weeks ... Never checked since. I'm afraid if I take more Orencia and methotrexate it will eventually kill me because...
    ... replaced knees. Tomorrow they push another dose of Orencia in me and Friday I get another shot of methotrexate...

  2. Concerned about symptoms, possible infection? 31st July 2009
    ... from no one knows. Six months later my doc added Orencia to the MTX as I had developed optic neuropathy from ... My doc blames the RA but when I first started the Orencia I had tons of energy but it all started to disappear...
    ... of it since March). WBC is usually around 12,000+. Orencia is a t-cell inhibitor so maybe that will go down....

Knee & Hip Problems board
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  1. Replaced joints and Orencia 8th April 2009
    ... I just got a call from the drug company that makes Orencia . Their review board felt this was a significant adverse ... anyone else out there has had this problem, contact Orencia ....
    ... have RA and my Rhuematologist wanted to put me on Orencia after Remicade and Enbrel were no longer effective ... posted on what you find out - will you continue on the Orencia ? Knowing how few drugs are out there for RA, I truely ... hope it is not the Orencia ! Good luck....

Lupus board
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  1. HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, please explain??? 8th August 2008
    ... really not sure if this is another side affect of Orencia or just another parallel disease to my auto immune...

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