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Arthritis and Rheumatism

Can Orencia Cause Yeast Infections?

01/26/2009

Question:

Can Orencia cause yeast infections?

Answer:

Abatacept (Orencia) does not directly cause a yeast infection. However, due to its immune modulating effects, a person taking Orencia is at increased for infections in general, including a yeast infection.

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Response by:

Raymond  Hong, MD, MBA, FACR Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, FACR
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University