www.actemra.com Review:Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment | ACTEMRA® (tocilizumab) - Learn about ACTEMRA® (tocilizumab), a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and find patient support. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION-RA: ACTEMRA is a prescription medicine called an interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor antagonist. ACTEMRA is used to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after at least one other medicine called a disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) has been used and did not work well. ACTEMRA can cause serious side effects. ACTEMRA changes the way your immune system works. This can make you more likely to get infections or make any current infection worse. Some people taking ACTEMRA have died from these infections. ACTEMRA can cause other serious side effects including stomach tears; changes in blood test results that check for low neutrophil and platelet counts, and increases in certain liver function test levels and blood cholesterol levels; increased risk of certain cancers by changing the way your immune system works; hepatitis B infection; serious allergic reactions, including death (these may happen with ACTEMRA infusions or injections, even if they did not occur with an earlier infusion or injection; if you had hives, a rash, or experienced flushing after injecting, you should tell your doctor or nurse before your next injection); and nervous system problems. Tell your doctor if you're allergic to ACTEMRA or if you've had a reaction to ACTEMRA previously. Common side effects include upper respiratory tract infections (like common cold and sinus infections), headache, increased blood pressure (also called hypertension), and injection site reactions. Tell your doctor if you have these or any other side effect that bothers you or does not go away. Tell your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, plan to breast- feed, or are breast-feeding. You and your doctor should decide if you will take ACTEMRA or breast- feed. You should not do both. If you are pregnant and taking ACTEMRA, join the pregnancy registry. To learn more, call 1-877-311-8972 or talk to your doctor to register. Tell your doctor right away if you are experiencing any side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.FDA.gov/medwatch. You may also call Genentech at 1-888-835-2555. Please see full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide and Serious Side Effects, for more Important Safety Information.
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I have been taking them for two weeks and I noticed I am losing more hair. I was shedding hair excessively, the moment I stopped taking them my hair stopped falling out as much, but now my thin hair is even more so. I wish it worked for me like the others, but on to the next now
It is sad that the JOPA page pulled its book review of this tome. If anybody has insight on why that happened it would be interesting reading.
I bought this for a trip to Europe where I would be taking a lot of those discount airlines between countries that are really picky about the volume and weight of your carry on baggage. This suitcase was more than enough for 3-4 days worth of clothes and toiletries. It was also great not having to role a bag over European cobblestone, and the backpack straps came in super handy when running to catch trains and buses. It always fit into overhead bins no problem, and I think it is specifically made to fit the dimension restrictions on small airlines while maximizing space. The second time I used it was for a week of traveling in India. Again, plenty of room for a weeks worth of clothes, toiletries, my iPad, etc, and so convenient to lug around. The third time I used it was on a multi-day camping trip. It worked wonderfully and was way for accessible than a duffel or backpacking bag, while still being tough, durable, easy to cart around (backpack straps for the win!) and moderately water resistant. I still use my rolling suitcase for most domestic trips because it looks more professional, but abroad, this thing is amazing. It can also be flattened and put in a bigger suitcase if you think you might need to whip it out for a short excursion within a longer one, as I did in Europe and Asia. Unlike many minimalistic bags, it still has a lot of pockets. I trust the laptop compartment with my mac air. One thing I wish it had was better weight dispersion when wearing it like a backpack. Perhaps a waist or chest clip would help because all the weight of the bag is on your shoulders, so it's definitely not meant for carrying like a backpack for a long time. Otherwise, I'm super enthusiastic about the bag, and you will be too if you buy it.