Orencia approved for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Orencia (abatacept) is now licensed for use in children aged 6 years and older in combination with methotrexate for the treatment of moderate to severe active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) where there has been an insufficient response to other DMARDs including methotrexate.

The safety and efficacy of Orencia have not been evaluated in children under 6 years of age and, therefore, it is not licensed in this age range.

View Orencia drug record

Further information: BMS

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