ACTEMRA® Infusion Therapy
ACTEMRA infusion therapy treats several forms of arthritis and systemic sclerosis in adults with moderate to severe disease states. ACTEMRA infusion or injection therapy is available at a FlexCare infusion clinic near you.
About ACTEMRA® Infusion Therapy
ACTEMRA infusion therapy is an FDA-approved medication prescribed to treat a range of arthritic diseases and systemic sclerosis. An ACTEMRA infusion is in a class of biologic therapies known as interleukin-6 receptor antagonists. This medication works by preventing IL-6 proteins from activating the immune system and causing inflammation.
Conditions Treated by ACTEMRA® Infusion Therapy
ACTEMRA infusion therapy has been approved to treat the following diseases:
- Moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis
- Giant cell arteritis
- Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Interstitial lung disease associated with Systemic Sclerosis
The autoimmune diseases that ACTEMRA infusion therapy is designed to treat are caused by a triggered immune system. Normally, the immune system works by responding to foreign cells that could be dangerous and cause disease. In individuals with autoimmune conditions, the immune system is triggered by normal cells.
ACTEMRA infusion therapy can prevent the immune system from being activated to reduce inflammation and improve symptoms.
The out-of-pocket ACTEMRA price will vary depending on your insurance coverage. If you have questions about your coverage, contact your insurance provider.
Many patients with commercial insurance qualify for the ACTEMRA Co-pay Program which can help cover the out-of-pocket ACTEMRA price. For those without insurance, they may be eligible for the Genentech Patient Foundation. For more information on ACTEMRA financial resources and drug assistance programs, you may visit:
No patient should go without necessary treatment due to financial limitations. If you have questions about financial assistance opportunities, contact a member of our FlexCare team.
What to Expect During ACTEMRA® Infusion Therapy
If your provider prescribes ACTEMRA, you will receive your ACTEMRA treatment by subcutaneous injection (via syringe or an ACTEMRA ACTPen) or by IV therapy. Your referring provider will help you determine which treatment method is best for you.
ACTEMRA Side Effects
Some patients may experience mild ACTEMRA side effects. The most common reactions are headaches, injection site reactions, increased blood pressure, or upper respiratory tract infections. Since an ACTEMRA infusion affects the immune system, your provider will monitor you throughout treatment for signs of infection.
ACTEMRA Infusion Therapy at FlexCare
Your comfort during ACTEMRA infusion therapy at FlexCare is our priority. Our ACTEMRA patients enjoy walk-up parking, complimentary entertainment and snacks, and a team of highly trained providers during each treatment. Plus, FlexCare’s evening and weekend hours and convenient city and rural locations make it easier to schedule your appointments.
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Getting Started With ACTEMRA® Infusion Therapy
If you are interested in receiving ACTEMRA infusion therapy treatment at a Flexcare Infusion Center, talk to your doctor about sending us a referral.
If you have any questions, you can also contact FlexCare directly. We look forward to helping you soon.