Raptiva

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    Brand Name:Raptiva
    Generic:Efalizumab
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2003-10-27 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Genentech Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Injectables
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2005/125075_0031_lbl.pdf

About Raptiva

Raptiva is a medicine used to treat adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis whose psoriasis is appropriate for treatment with whole body (systemic therapy) or phototherapy. Raptiva has not been studied in children under 18 years of age.

Side Effects of Raptiva

The most common side effects of Raptiva include:

  • headache
  • chills
  • fever
  • nausea
  • muscle aches

These reactions usually happen within the first 48 hours following Raptiva injection, and often decrease after the first few weeks of use of Raptiva. Back pain, joint pain, and swelling of the arms and legs (peripheral edema) can also happen with Raptiv

Who Should Not Take Raptiva

Do not use Raptiva if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Raptiva.

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It doesn't work for me. 4 months into it with no effect at all.


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