Rilonacept is a dimeric fusion protein consisting of the ligand-binding domains of the extracellular portions of the human interleukin-1 receptor component (IL-1RI) and IL-1 receptor accessory protein (IL-1RAcP) linked in-line to the Fc portion of human IgG1. Rilonacept has a molecular weight of approximately 251 kDa. Rilonacept is expressed in recombinant Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells.
ARCALYST (rilonacept) is supplied in single-use, 20-mL glass vials containing a sterile, white to off-white, lyophilized powder. Each vial of ARCALYST (rilonacept) is to be reconstituted with 2.3 mL of Sterile Water for Injection. A volume of up to 2 mL can be withdrawn, which is designed to deliver 160 mg for subcutaneous administration only. The resulting solution is viscous, clear, colorless to pale yellow, and essentially free from particulates. Each vial contains 220 mg rilonacept (80 mg/ 1mL after reconstitution), histidine, arginine, polyethylene glycol 3350, sucrose, and glycine at a pH of 6.5±0.3. No preservatives are present.
What are the possible side effects of rilonacept (Arcalyst)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Serious and sometimes fatal infections may occur during treatment with rilonacept. Call your doctor right away if you have any new signs of infection such as:
- fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms;
- easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums);
- nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite;
- mouth sores; or
- unusual weakness.
Call your doctor at once if you...
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/6/2009
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