It's important to remember that not everyone with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis experiences symptoms in the exact same way. For some, pain and morning stiffness may give them the most trouble. For others, it might be climbing stairs or opening a jar. And just as your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms may differ from another person's, the results you get from treatment with ORENCIA may also vary.
Important Safety Information: Vaccinations
You should not receive ORENCIA with certain types of vaccines. ORENCIA may cause some vaccinations to be less effective.
In clinical studies of ORENCIA intravenous (IV) infusion, some people taking ORENCIA IV infusion saw a reduction in signs and symptoms in as early as 2 weeks, and many patients started feeling better by 4 months of treatment and some continued to see benefits over the first year.
Unfortunately, there is no way to know ahead of time how you will respond to your RA treatment. Talk to your doctor to set reasonable expectations. When you think of everyday challenges, like pain and morning stiffness, you need to have patience and watch for signs of improvement.
Starting on ORENCIA, and keeping your appointments, may be the first step toward getting back to doing the everyday things you need to do.
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