Actemra

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Taken for: RA, Inflammation, JRA
Method of use: Injection
Prescribing mode: Rx
Tocilizumab (International Nonproprietary Name, or atlizumab, developed by Hoffmann–La Roche and Chugai and sold under the trade...
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Does Actemra cause Weight Gain ?

Weight Gain is a known side effect of Actemra
#4 in Actemra discussions - 30 posts discuss Weight Gain with Actemra. Weight Gain is #4 concern in Actemra discussions.
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ToniCinMI
R.A. Patient
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis about 17 years ago. It has truly been a roller-coaster ride since then.
March 27, 2015
I'm sorry about your R.A., I to have it. The flare ups are hell! I'm having trouble with sudden weight gain. At 5' 10", I weighed 134 lbs. for the last 10 years and now in 6 weeks I gained 23 lbs. The only med that is different is that I have been on Embrel since the R.A. diagnoses a year ago. Any ideas?

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I feel that the Actemra makes you feel so much better that...
" ...hair loss but methotrexate started this. Weight gain possibly but I feel that the Actemra makes you feel so much better that you start feeling normal ...out the window!So whether y weight gain can be... "

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I feel that the Actemra makes you feel so much better that...
" ...hair loss but methotrexate started this. Weight gain possibly but I feel that the Actemra makes you feel so much better that you start feeling normal ...out the window!So whether y weight gain can be... "

in some weight about 7 pounds on the Actemra. With the bi...
" ...sorry. To clarify, I was on Actemra solely for RA. I do not have ...me irritable. Then I went on the Actemra and my inflammation in ...don't understand. I did gain some weight about 7 pounds on the... "

is talking about switching me to Actemra so, I'm going to...
" ...Orencia since 2008 and have gained quite a bit of weight. However, I am also on Prednisone and contributed it to ...information is interesting. My doctor is talking about switching me to Actemra so,... "

Dr. Is ceasing the Actemra which wasn't working. Not sure...
" ...lot of these symptoms including weight gain and fluid retention. My mother passed away from cancer and severe diabetes and since I stopped taking the pain killers two years ago, I can't muster the... "

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Savella and Actemra I am doing better. Not saying 100%...
" @ Cynthia its not the Actemra causing the weight gain. I have actually lost weight on Actemra. Lyrica on the other hand ...Savella. Between Savella and Actemra I am... "

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ave not read that Actemra can cause weight gain and it is d...
" ...I have not read that Actemra can cause weight gain and it is doubtful. Lyrica, on the other hand is well-known to cause weight gain. I'm sorry you are going through that. Did your... "

on my 7th Biologic (Actemra) and I feel very fat...I have...
" I am on my 7th Biologic (Actemra) and I feel very fat...I have not gained a lot of weight during that time (maybe 10 lbs) but the weight has all shifted to my middle...My waist has... "

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have gained 30 pounds, and have swelling everywhere. Ok...
" ...had my third infusion of Actemra. Everything RA wise is GREAT! Except I have gained 30 pounds, and have swelling everywhere. Okay I have started and stopped Lyrica during this time, and ...out there... "

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