Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Actemra

Descriptions


Tocilizumab injection is a monoclonal antibody. It is used alone or together with other medicines to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis. Tocilizumab helps keep joint damage from getting worse after other medicines (eg, adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab) have been used and did not work well.

Tocilizumab injection is also used to treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA) and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) in children 2 years of age and older.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution