Abatacept

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 Abatacept (trade name Orencia) is a type of drug called a biological therapy. It works by stopping the function of a particular cell in the immune system (called a T-cell). This prevents the inflammation and immune activity which cause the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Abatacept has been shown to be very effective for treating the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in a variety of studies.

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