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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking abatacept if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Abatacept to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

How Does Abatacept Work?

Rheumatoid arthritis is thought to be caused by an overactive immune system that attacks the body's own healthy tissues. Many treatments for the disease work by suppressing the immune system, preventing the body from attacking itself.
Abatacept works by inhibiting T cells. T cells are a type of white blood cell (leukocytes) that play an important role in the immune system. Abatacept seems to prevent T cells from being active and multiplying too much.
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