Interaction Details

There were no interactions found between abatacept and Glutathione. This does not mean the potential for an interaction does not exist, however. There is often a lack of studies and data surrounding traditional medicine, especially concerning drug interactions, so it is important to always consult your provider before making any changes to your medication regimen.

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Glutathione Overview

Glutathione Glutathione is a naturally occurring compound that is composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine. It is found in nearly all cells in the body and plays a crucial role in many physiological processes, including as an antioxidant defense, detoxification, and immune function. Glutathione levels in the body can be decreased by a number of factors, such as aging, stress, poor diet, and exposure to toxins. Some people take glutathione supplements in the hopes of increasing their levels and potentially benefiting from its antioxidant properties. Glutathione supplements are available in various forms, including oral supplements, intravenous (IV) injections, and nebulized (inhaled) forms. Oral glutathione supplements are often in a liposomal form to improve absorption.
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abatacept Overview

  • Abatacept is used:

    • alone or in combination with other medications to reduce the pain, swelling, difficulty with daily activities, and joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis (a condition in which the body attacks its own joints causing pain, swelling, and loss of function) in adults who have not been helped by other medications.

    • alone or in combination with methotrexate (Otrexup, Rasuvo, Reditrex, Trexall, Xatmep) to treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA; a type of childhood arthritis that affects five or more joints during the first six months of the condition, causing pain, swelling, and loss of function) in children 2 years of age or older.

    • alone or in combination with other medications to treat psoriatic arthritis (condition that causes joint pain and swelling and scales on the skin) in adults.

    • in combination with a calcineurin inhibitor (e.g., cyclosporine [Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune], tacrolimus [Astagraf, Prograf]) and methotrexate to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GVHD; a complication of hematopoietic stem-cell transplant [HSCT; a procedure that replaces diseased bone marrow with healthy bone marrow]) in adults and children 2 years of age and older.

  • Abatacept is in a class of medications called selective costimulation modulators (immunomodulators). It works by blocking the activity of T-cells, a type of immune cell in the body that causes swelling and joint damage in people who have arthritis.

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Glutathione - More Interactions

Glutathione interacts with 0 drugs

Interaction Rating Key

These severity listings are for informational use only. Never start, stop or otherwise change your therapy before speaking with your provider.

Major The combined use of these agents is strongly discouraged as serious side effects or other negative outcomes could occur.
Moderate Use cautiously under the care of a healthcare professional or avoid this combination. A significant interaction or negative outcome could occur.
Minor Be aware that there is a chance of an interaction. Watch for warning signs of a potential interaction.
Unknown No interactions have been reported or no interaction data is currently available.

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