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Kineret Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Kineret® is used to treats rheumatoid arthritis in adults. You can also used anakinra medicine with other agents such as corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory drugs, or other drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Kineret Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage is 100-milligram syringe each day.
  • If you suffer from kidney problems, then your doctor may also be lower your dosage to 100 milligrams every other day.

Uses of Kineret

  • Anakinra is a protein medication used, alone or in combination with other medications, to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Kineret

Before taken Kineret medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Kineret. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Upper respiratory infections

Warnings and precautions before taking Kineret:

  • If you are taking this medication, then it may effect on the immune system. So you should not start taking Kineret while you have an infection.
  • If you have asthma while you are taking Kineret, then you should be used this medicine with extra caution.
  • You should not take live vaccine while you are taking Kineret.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Kineret with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Kineret with the following:

  • Infliximab (Remicade)
  • Etanercept (Enbrel)

Serious or life-threatening side effects are unlikely to occur from an overdose of anakinra. But after taken Kineret if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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