tocilizumab, Actemra

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is tocilizumab safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies of tocilizumab in pregnant women.

It is not known whether tocilizumab is excreted in breast milk.

What else should I know about tocilizumab?

What preparations of tocilizumab are available?

Injection: 20 mg/ml

How should I keep tocilizumab stored?

Tocilizumab should be stored refrigerated at 2 to 8 C (36 to 46 F).

Medically reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

REFERENCE:

FDA prescribing information for Actemra

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/16/2017

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