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Actemra - Overview

Actemra is a medication generally used in treating different types of arthritic conditions and being investigated as a possible treatment for coronavirus disease 2019. People who need an Actemra prescription will soon be able to use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe Actemra medication such as an Actemra syringe when appropriate to do so.

What Is Actemra?

Actemra contains the active ingredient tocilizumab and is a type of medication known as an interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor antagonist. Actemra is indicated for use in managing several different types of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis, and juvenile arthritis. The active ingredient in Actemra is thought to work by blocking the signaling that occurs through the binding of interleukin-6 receptors. Through interfering with these chemicals, Actemra helps reduce inflammatory signals and can reduce inflammatory symptoms in some patients. Actemra is also being evaluated for use as a coronavirus treatment (COVID-19 treatment) but, as is the case with chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, there are no approved indications against coronavirus disease at this time. More information can be found on the coronavirus resource page.

Actemra - Dosing and Cost

Actemra is available as Actemra intravenous or Actemra subcutaneous injections. Actemra is typically started at Actemra 162 mg administered subcutaneously every other week and is sometimes titrated up to weekly dosing, depending on the health characteristics of the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. Actemra is typically packaged as Actemra 162 mg / 0.9 mL syringes and appears as a clear and colorless solution. Actemra autoinjectors and syringes are expensive, costing over $1,000 per Actemra 162 mg / 0.9 mL syringe at many pharmacies in the United States. Actemra coupons can sometimes also be found online or through the manufacturer. Depending on the reason Actemra injections were prescribed, some insurance plans may also cover costs associated with the medication.

Can I Buy Actemra Online?

Actemra is a prescription medication which means it requires a prescription from a medical provider before an Actemra injection can be dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States. Because of this, one cannot just buy Acterma online or get Acterma OTC from a pharmacy. People who might need an Actemra autoinjector prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe an Actemra syringe when appropriate to do so.

Actemra - Side Effects

Actemra can cause side effects and concerns should be discussed with a medical provider and pharmacist before use. Side effects that may result after Actemra use include pain, redness, irritation and itching at the injection site. Actemra can also cause headache, pharyngitis symptoms, blood pressure changes, and elevated liver enzymes. Actemra and live vaccines should not be used at the same time. Actemra should not be used in people who have low absolute neutrophil counts or platelet counts. Actemra should not be used in people with liver disorders. Actemra and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to Actemra or ingredients in the formulation should not use the medication.

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Last updated March 24, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.