abatacept, Orencia (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of abatacept include headache, upper respiratory tract infections and nausea. Because abatacept depresses the immune system it reduces the body's ability to fight infection. Therefore existing infections may worsen or new ones may develop. Patients also may experience infusion- related reactions such as dizziness, headache, hypotension or hypertension, nausea, wheezing, rash, nausea, and shortness of breath. The most serious side effects are infections and cancer.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 4/26/2012



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