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Kineret Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is anakinra (Kineret)?
- What are the possible side effects of anakinra (Kineret)?
- What is the most important information I should know about anakinra (Kineret)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using anakinra (Kineret)?
- How should I use anakinra (Kineret)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Kineret)?
- What happens if I overdose (Kineret)?
- What should I avoid while using anakinra (Kineret)?
- What other drugs will affect anakinra (Kineret)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Kineret)?
Notify your healthcare provider if you miss a dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Kineret)?
Serious or life-threatening side effects are unlikely to occur from an overdose of anakinra. Contact your doctor or seek medical attention if an overdose of anakinra is suspected.
What should I avoid while using anakinra (Kineret)?
Anakinra has been associated with an increased incidence of infection. Avoid contact with people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses [e.g., varicella (chickenpox) and others] and do not receive vaccines that contain live strains of a virus (e.g., live oral polio vaccine) during treatment with anakinra. In addition, avoid contact with individuals who have recently been vaccinated with a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus can be passed on to you.
What other drugs will affect anakinra (Kineret)?
Do not receive "live" vaccines during treatment with anakinra without first talking to your doctor. Administration of a live vaccine may result in an inadequate immune response or infection.
Before using anakinra, talk to your doctor if you are taking
- etanercept (Enbrel);
- infliximab (Remicade);
- adalimumab (Humira); or
- a medicine that may decrease the effects of the immune system.
You may not be able to use anakinra, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with anakinra. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about anakinra written for health professionals that you may read.
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 Kineret Information
- Kineret Drug Interactions Center: anakinra subq
- Kineret Side Effects Center
- Kineret Overview including Precautions
- Kineret FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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