Tocilizumab is a medicine that helps treat different conditions:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA):
- For adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.
- Especially for those who haven’t responded well to other medications for arthritis.
- Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA):
- For adults dealing with giant cell arteritis.
- Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (SSc-ILD):
- It helps slow down the decline in lung function for adults with systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease.
- Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (PJIA):
- For kids aged 2 and older with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
- Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA):
- For kids aged 2 and older with active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
- Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS):
- For adults and kids aged 2 and older experiencing severe or life-threatening cytokine release syndrome caused by CAR T cell therapy.
In simple terms, Tocilizumab helps people with arthritis, lung issues, and certain types of arthritis in children and also supports those experiencing severe reactions to certain therapies.