Tocilizumab is given as a drip (infusion) into the vein.
The infusion normally takes one hour and is followed by a period of observation for at least one hour to make sure you do not have any side effects.
Doses are usually given every 4 weeks.
Dosing is based on weight, so each person's dose may differ.
Tocilizumab may be used with other arthritis medicines including:
If tocilizumab treatment is stopped for more than a few weeks there is a risk that your condition will get worse again.
Continue with your treatment unless advised by your doctor or unless side effects develop.
If you stop tocilizumab for any reason you must contact your doctor.
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