Patient Administration
Guide Videos

This information is intended for UK and Irish patients prescribed abatacept only.

The information on this website is only intended for UK patients who have been prescribed abatacept.

Select an administration device below

Pre-Filled Syringe

Pre-Filled Syringe

The ORENCIA® (abatacept) Pre-Filled Syringe Patient Administration Video is developed for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) who have been prescribed, are preparing for or currently receiving treatment with ORENCIA® (abatacept).

Watch the video to find out how to use the pre-filled syringe:

Video content is available only as online support and is no longer available as a DVD

This website and the information found within it is not intended to replace in any way the opinion of a healthcare professional. For specific information about disease pathology, detection, diagnosis, prognosis, administration and, where applicable, the appropriate treatment for each specific case, please promptly consult a healthcare professional.

If you are a patient based in the UK, further information can be found in the UK Pre-Filled Syringe Patient Information leaflet

If you are a patient based in Ireland, further information can be found in the Ireland Pre-Filled Syringe Patient Information leaflet

You can also download the following abatacept support materials from the links below:

Patient Training Brochure - guide to explain the simple steps for taking abatacept

What is ORENCIA® (abatacept)? - key information about abatacept and how it should be used

ORENCIA® (abatacept) Q&A – a guide containing the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about abatacept

Travelling with ORENCIA® (abatacept) – information explaining how to make travelling with your treatment easy

Customs Card – a card which you can fill in with your doctor to explain why you are carrying your medicine

Report Adverse Events

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly.

UK - see, or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store for how to report side effects.

Ireland - via HPRA Pharmacovigilance at

Side effects should also be reported to Bristol Myers Squibb via or 0800 731 1736 (UK); 1 800 749 749 (Ireland).

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.