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Tocilizumab Injection

 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a severe form of arthritis in children, and COVID‑19

Tocilizumab is a biologic medication used to treat various conditions. Let me provide you with some information about it:

  • Uses:

    • Tocilizumab injection is used alone or together with other medicines to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis. It helps keep joint damage from getting worse after other medicines (such as adalimumab, etanercept, or infliximab) have been used and did not work well1.
    • Additionally, it is used in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitispsoriasisulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease2.
  • How It Works:

    • Tocilizumab is a monoclonal antibody.
    • When injected under the skin or into a vein, it helps reduce inflammation by blocking the action of a protein called interleukin-6 (IL-6). IL-6 plays a role in autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Administration:

    • Tocilizumab can be given as an injection once a week or as an IV infusion once a month.
    • If you receive the infusion, nurses will place a needle in your vein and administer the medicine over about one hour3.
  • Safety Considerations:

    • Infections: Tocilizumab may decrease your ability to fight infections. Inform your doctor if you often get any type of infection or if you have conditions affecting your immune system.
    • Symptoms to Watch For: Be vigilant for signs of infection during and after treatment, such as fever, chills, sore throat, cough, weight loss, and skin changes.
    • Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B: Tocilizumab may increase the risk of serious infections. Discuss any existing infections or risk factors with your doctor.

Remember to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and report any unusual symptoms promptly. If you have further questions or need additional information, feel free to ask! 😊

Tocilizumab

  • Strengths

    20mg/ ml 4ml 10ml  20ml

  • Container

    Glass Vial

  • Use

     for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a severe form of arthritis in children, and COVID‑19

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