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Tocilizumab

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    IV / Subcut
    Tocilizumab
    Actemra 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • A humanised monoclonal antibody that binds to and inhibits IL-6 receptors, resulting in reduced IL-6 binding and a reduction in acute inflammation.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Severe rheumatoid arthritis
    • Giant cell arteritis
    • Severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    • Adverse Effects
    • Injection site reactions
    • Infections (particularly upper respiratory tract infections)
    • Headache
    • Hypertension
    • Diarrhoea
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