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Brand name: Kineret

Kineret is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) anakinra. On this page you will find out more about Kineret, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: anakinra

Information for medicine and pack size:
Kineret 100 mg/0.67 mL injection solution, 28 x 0.67 mL syringes

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless-to-whitish liquid
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Medicine schedule
4 x 7 syringes: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Do not Freeze,Refrigerate
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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