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Brand name: Canakinumab (Novartis) TM

Active ingredients: canakinumab

What it is used for

CANAKINUMAB NOVARTIS is indicated for the treatment of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS), in adults and children aged 2 years or older including: Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome (FCAS)/Familial Cold Urticaria (FCU); Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS); Neonatal-Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID) / Chronic Infantile Neurological, Cutaneous, Articular Syndrome (CINCA). CANAKINUMAB NOVARTIS is indicated for the treatment of active Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (sJIA) in patiens aged 2 years or older.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Hard Surface Disinfectant.

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Colourless to slightly brownish yellow solution, in a 2mL colourless glass vial with grey rubber stopper and green flip off cap.

Food interactions

For the active ingredient canakinumab

  • No food effects were found.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient canakinumab

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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