Active ingredients: anakinra
What it is used for
KINERET (anakinra) is indicated: -for the treatment of active adult rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients who have had inadequate response to one or more other Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs). KINERET should be given in combination with methotrexate. - in adult and paediatric patients aged 8 months and older with a body weight of 10 kg or above for the treatment of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS) including Neonatal-Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID) / Chronic Infantile Neurological, Cutaneous, Articular Syndrome (CINCA), Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS), and Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome (FCAS). - for the treatment of active Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA) in patients 2 years and above who have failed to respond adequately to non-biological DMARDs
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Clear, colourless-to-whitish liquid
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on February 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient anakinra
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.
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Reporting side effects
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