What is Orencia?

Orencia is prescribed to reduce the symptoms of moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).  

RA, like other autoimmune diseases, is thought to be triggered by an overactive immune system. In those suffering with RA, your body believes your joints are under attack when there is nothing wrong, causing your body to send a signal for your immune system to attack healthy joint tissue. 

Orencia works by binding to CD80 and CD86 proteins, which play an active role in stimulating T cells, which are responsible for fighting off infections in the body. By limiting the activation and stimulation of T cells, Orencia is thought to help reduce the inflammation associated with with an overactive immune system by preventing the body from attacking itself.

What does Orencia Treat?

  • Rheumatoid arthritis 

Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Hypertension
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Headaches
  • Injection site reaction
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Infusion Duration

30 minutes

Infusion Cycle

4 weeks

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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