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Raptiva Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Raptiva is a biologic drug. Raptiva is used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The medications made from these proteins are specifically designed to help correct the body's process that may causes psoriasis.

Raptiva Dosage

  • For the treatment of allergic reaction, the usual starting dose is 0.7 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight.

Uses of Raptiva

  • Raptiva is used in the treatment of psoriasis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Raptiva

Before taken Raptiva medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Raptiva. Side effects may include:

  • Acne
  • Backache
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Infections
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Pain

Warnings and precautions before taking Raptiva:

  • If you are taking Raptiva, then it may affect the ability of your blood to clot. So you should tell your doctor immediately if you develop bleeding gums, or purplish-red spots on your skin.
  • Raptiva is an immunosuppressive agent. So it has the potential to increase the risk of infection and reactivate latent, chronic infections.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Raptiva with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Raptiva with the immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporine or methotrexate.

Overdose

There have been very few reports of Raptiva overdose. But after taken Raptiva if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.


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