What is Orencia?

Orencia is an immunomodulator that disrupts the continuous cycle of T-cell activation that is prescribed to reduce the symptoms of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  

When you have RA, your immune system is attacking itself. This cycle leads to permanent change in your joints. Your immune system thinks your joints are under attack, so it starts to send signals to launch its own attack. When you have these attacks, it leads to the symptoms you feel in your joints. Without treatment this, the cycle continues. Orencia disrupts these signals and helps break this cycle.  

When your joints are under attack, it activates your T cells. When the T cells get activated, they send signals that lead to symptoms in your joints. Orencia blocks the T cells from being activated so it does not lead to signals being sent to your joints, preventing your body from attacking itself.   

What does Orencia Treat?

  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Psoriatic arthritis

Side Effects

  • Headache
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat

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Infusion Duration

30 minutes

Infusion Cycle

Dosing is given intravenously at 0,2 and 4 weeks thereafter. Orencia can also be given as a subcutaneous injection once a week 

What to Expect During Your Infusion

Before your infusion, it is important to drink plenty of water and come to your appointment hydrated. Additionally, you must alert us as soon as possible to any changes in your insurance to ensure that we are still an in-network provider for your infusion therapy.

  1. Your dedicated Infusion nurse will check your vitals and review your medical history to check for improvements or potential side effects of your infusion therapy. 
  2. Your nurse will begin your infusion and check in on you periodically during your treatment. 
  3. After your infusion, your nurse will monitor you for 30 minutes to ensure you do not have any complications or reactions to the infusion therapy. 

Why patients choose Pure to receive their Orencia infusion

At Pure Infusion Suites®, we create an unmatched patient experience, improve healthcare outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Safe & Private Suites

  • Comfortable, private rooms with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere
  • 55” TVs with Netflix, Wifi, drinks, snacks, meals & more

Expert Medical Staff

  • Certified FNPs & infusion nurses on-site
  • Insurance pre-authorizations & re-authorizations
  • Patient lab work

Patient Assistance

  • Co-pay assistance & other financial aid programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Easy & convenient parking

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