Are you tired of high medication costs? Our service offers unbeatable savings on your ORENCIA prescription medication. We provide a range of solutions to help you save up to 100% on your medication costs*. Whether you are insured, uninsured, underinsured, or simply looking to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, we've got you covered.

Manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb

*You can pay as little as $0 per fill using Drug Coupons or Patient Assistance Programs. Subject to applicability & eligibility requirements.

This content is intended for US audiences only

ORENCIA cost saving options available to you

  • Qualified

    Rx Advantage Card

    NowPatient's Rx Advantage card is a simple & convenient way to save money on your ORENCIA

    You can save up to 90%

  • Unavailable

    Canadian Prescription Savings

    Manufactured by
    Powered by
    Buy your ORENCIA without insurance from Canada at discounts of up to 90% using NowPatient's Canadian Prescription savings program.
  • Unavailable

    Drug Coupons

    Obtain your ORENCIA for as little as $0 per fill. Suitable for insured individuals only.
  • Available

    Patient Assistance Programs

    Obtain your ORENCIA at no cost. Suitable for insured, underinsured and uninsured individuals

    You can receive for FREE


How it works

How to Lower Your Drug Costs

  • swoosh
    View programs

    View the savings programs that are available

  • swoosh
    Select program

    Pick the program that is suitable for you

  • swoosh

    If required, complete the online qualification check

  • swoosh
    Start Saving

    Enroll & Start Saving



Why Choose Our Service?

  • black dot icon

    Comprehensive Coverage

    Our service covers a wide range of medications, ensuring you can find savings on almost any prescription.

  • emoji icon

    Easy to Use

    Our website is user-friendly, allowing you to quickly find and apply discounts.

  • check icon

    Trusted by Many

    Thousands of users trust us to help them save on their medication costs every day.


Start Saving Today!

Lower the cost of your ORENCIA prescription

Join the many satisfied customers who have already benefited from our prescription discount service.

ORENCIA Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What is ORENCIA?

What is ORENCIA?

ORENCIA is the brand name for abatacept and is available as a subcutaneous injection and an IV infusion.

What dosages is ORENCIA available in?

What dosages is ORENCIA available in?

ORENCIA is available in one of the following:

  • Intravenous Infusion 250 mg lyophilized powder in a single-dose vial.

Subcutaneous Use

  • 50 mg/0.4 mL, 87.5 mg/0.7 mL, 125 mg/mL solution in single-dose prefilled syringe.
    125 mg/mL solution in a single-dose prefilled ClickJect autoinjectors
What is ORENCIA used for?

What is ORENCIA used for?

ORENCIA is a biologic DMARD that is used to treat:
Moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in adults Moderate-to-severe polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) in children ages 2 years and older Prevention of short-term graft versus host disease (GVHD) in combination with a calcineurin inhibitor and methotrexate in adults and children ages 2 years and older

How does ORENCIA work?

How does ORENCIA work?

ORENCIA is a biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). It blocks certain proteins and processes in cells, which lowers inflammation. This prevents specific types of arthritis from getting worse.

How do I take ORENCIA?

How do I take ORENCIA?

ORENCIA is dosed as follows:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis in adults
  • Intravenous (IV): Your provider will calculate the dose based on your body weight. The typical dose ranges from 500 mg to 1,000 mg infused IV every 2 weeks for 3 doses, then every month after that
  • Under the skin injection: The typical dose is 125 mg injected under the skin once weekly
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Intravenous (IV): Your child’s provider will calculate tje dose based on their body weight. The typical dose is 10 mg/kg infused IV every 2 weeks for 2 doses, then every month after that. Children weighing 75 kg or more will be given the adult dose for arthritis
  • Under the skin injection: Your child’s provider will calculate the dose based on your child’s body weight. The typical dose is injected under the skin once weekly
  • Children weighing 10 kg to less than 25 kg: 50 mg
  • Children weighing 25 kg to less than 50 kg: 87.5 mg
  • Children weighing 50 kg or more: 125 mg
  • Prevention graft-versus-host disease
  • Your provider will calculate the dose based on your body weight and age. The typical dose ranges from 10 mg/kg to 15 mg/kg infused through the veins the day before transplant, then on Day 5, 14, and 28 after transplant.
Is it safe for me to take ORENCIA?

Is it safe for me to take ORENCIA?

ORENCIA is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

ORENCIA Common Side Effects

ORENCIA Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ORENCIA:

  • Headache
  • Sore throat, runny nose, or other cold-like symptoms
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Back pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Upset stomach
  • Pain while urinating and other symptoms of an urinary tract infection
ORENCIA Serious Side Effects

ORENCIA Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with ORENCIA. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Serious infections: fever, tiredness, chills, cough, trouble breathing
  • Serious allergic reaction: hives, rash, blisters, skin reddening, swelling of the lips or tongue, difficulty breathing
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ORENCIA

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ORENCIA

The following medications may interact with ORENCIA:

  • Concomitant administration of a TNF antagonist with ORENCIA has been associated with an increased risk of serious infections and no significant additional efficacy over use of the TNF antagonists alone. Concurrent therapy with ORENCIA and TNF antagonists is not recommended
Who makes ORENCIA?

Who makes ORENCIA?

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Is ORENCIA safe in pregnancy?

Is ORENCIA safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if ORENCIA can harm your unborn baby. If you took ORENCIA during pregnancy, talk to your healthcare provider before your baby receives any vaccines.
There is a registry for pregnant women exposed to ORENCIA. The purpose of this registry is to check the health of the pregnant mother and her child. Women are encouraged to call the registry themselves or ask their healthcare provider to contact the registry for them by calling 1-877-311-8972.


What to do if you missed your ORENCIA dose

The FDA's medical product safety reporting program for health professionals, patients and consumers.

Learn more about reporting side effects
dollar sign

Drug Savings Tips

Medical Disclaimer

NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information on this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

FAQ logo

Things to know

Now Patient Data Security

Data Security

Our Commitment to You.

Find out moreNow Patient Data SecurityNow Patient Data Security

What is NowPatient

Online Pharmacy & Telehealth

NowPatient is an online pharmacy & telehealth service that is available in the US and UK. Our service is FREE and packed with useful features that can help you save money on the cost of your medications, access virtual treatments, and provide tools that can help improve your overall health.  Get started today and benefit from medication reminders, private treatment plans, NHS online pharmacy, GP appointment booking, Rx savings card, Drug Coupons, US drug savings programs, health conditions information, Drug Information, genetic testing, home test kits, BMI Risks, Type 2 Diabetes Riskspollen meter, air quality monitor, and lots more!

A laptop screen displays a dashboard with various health metrics and notifications. Widgets include drug coupons, home health testing, genetic risk, diabetes risk, BMI, pollen meter, and air quality.


To improve the lives of everyone by making high-quality care accessible and convenient

We are here to improve lives. Our service gives you access to smart features and resources that can help empower you to take control of your health and improve your health outcomes. All this, in one place, for FREE. We strive to bring a fresh perspective to managing health. NowPatient can be accessed by downloading the App or using your web browser.

Download our app today

A collage showing a map with pharmacies, a questionnaire, medication details, and a person video chatting on a screen.

Can I trust NowPatient

Meet our medical team

We are a passionate group of clinicians and medical writers covering a broad range of specialities with experience operating in health systems in the United Kingdom & United States. Providing excellent care and advice is at the heart of everything we do. You can read more about our medical team by visiting the medical team page or learn more about how we curate content by visiting our editorial process

Your Questions Answered

For your peace of mind, we can answer your questions quickly

We have a comprehensive list of FAQ’s on each feature page. Alternatively, for broader questions around our service just click the button below.
Find your answers