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Actemra is taken for: RA Inflammation

Actemra

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

Weight Gain is a known side effect of Actemra
#6 in Actemra discussions - 22 posts discuss Weight Gain with Actemra. Weight Gain is #6 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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" ...loss but methotrexate started this. Weight gain possibly but I feel that the Actemra makes you feel so much better that you start feeling ...the window!So whether y weight gain can be attributed... "

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

" ...To clarify, I was on Actemra solely for RA. I do not ...irritable. Then I went on the Actemra and my inflammation ...understand. I did gain some weight about 7 pounds on the Actemra. With... "

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

" ...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 energy I had on them to exercise... "

" 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... "

" ...have injected water. Cimzia worked fabulously for the first shot then I started having bizarre reactions to it. On Actemra now, 2 infusions under ...in. As for weight gain - on Enbrel, duri... "

" ...mayo--eeeeuuuuuu. The weight gain is horrible, ...(me!!!). Actemra put me in remission and I will do whatever it takes to keep taking it. Though I turned red itching and had trouble breathing... "

" Simponi lose weight (if you are over weight) anti inflammatory diet (AKA Mediterrinian) Actemra (L6 not an anti TNF)--I've been in remission for 2 or 3 years... "

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