•have any kind of infection even if it is small (such as an open cut or sore) or an infection that is in your whole body (such as the flu).
•have an infection that will not go away or a history of infections that keep coming back.
•have had tuberculosis (TB), a positive skin test for TB, or if you recently have been in close contact with someone who has had TB. If you get any of the symptoms of TB (a dry cough that does not go away, weight loss, fever, night sweats), call your healthcare provider right away. Before you start ORENCIA, your healthcare provider may examine you for TB or perform a skin test.
•have or have had viral hepatitis. Before you use ORENCIA, your healthcare provider may examine you for hepatitis.
•have a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary (lung) disease (COPD).
•are scheduled to have surgery.
•are allergic to any of the following ingredients in ORENCIA for infusion: abatacept, maltose, monobasic sodium phosphate, and sodium chloride for administration or the ingredients in ORENCIA injection: abatacept, sucrose, poloxamer 188, monobasic sodium phosphate monohydrate, dibasic sodium phosphate anhydrous, and water for injection.
•recently received a vaccination or are scheduled for any vaccination. If you are receiving ORENCIA, and for 3 months after you stop receiving ORENCIA, you should not take live vaccines. [continues]
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