Anakinra


Amgen | Anakinra (Medication)


Desc:

Anakinra is used, alone or in combination with other medications, to reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Anakinra is in a class of medications called interleukin antagonists. It works by blocking the activity of interleukin, a protein in the body that causes joint damage. ...

Side Effect:

Redness, bruising, swelling, and pain at the injection site may occur. These skin reactions are usually mild and may last 2 to 4 weeks. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your healthcare provider promptly.

Anakinra has caused very serious infections (such as skin/bone/joint infections, pneumonia). Tell your doctor immediately if you develop signs of an infection, including:fever/chills, persistent sore throat, cough with mucus, spreading redness/swelling/tenderness of the skin, bone pain.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. ...

Precaution:

Before using anakinra, tell your healthcare provider if you are allergic to it; or to proteins made from a certain bacteria (E. coli); or to latex; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Prior to using this medication, tell your healthcare provider your medical history, especially of:recent/current infection, immune system problems (such as HIV disease), kidney disease, asthma.

Anakinra can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Therefore, wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu).

It is not recommended to use this drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding without your doctor's advice. ...