- Clinician Information:
Arcalyst Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rilonacept (Arcalyst)?
- What are the possible side effects of rilonacept (Arcalyst)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rilonacept (Arcalyst)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using rilonacept (Arcalyst)?
- How should I use rilonacept (Arcalyst)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Arcalyst)?
- What happens if I overdose (Arcalyst)?
- What should I avoid while using rilonacept (Arcalyst)?
- What other drugs will affect rilonacept (Arcalyst)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Arcalyst)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Arcalyst)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a rilonacept overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while using rilonacept (Arcalyst)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while you are being treated with rilonacept. The live vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you. Make sure you are current on all vaccines before you start treatment with rilonacept.
What other drugs will affect rilonacept (Arcalyst)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- etanercept (Enbrel);
- adalimumab (Humira);
- infliximab (Remicade);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl);
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), divalproex (Depakote), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakene); or
- a heart rhythm medication such as disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), or quinidine (Quinidex, Quin-Release Quin-G).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with rilonacept. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about rilonacept.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Arcalyst Information
- Arcalyst Drug Interactions Center: rilonacept subq
- Arcalyst Side Effects Center
- Arcalyst FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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