Treats symptoms of arthritis in adults.
Store this medicine at home, keep it in the refrigerator.
Do not freeze or shake the medicine.
Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through.
Keep this container away from children and pets.
Keep all medicine away from children.
Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
It may also be given by a home health caregiver.
You may be taught how to give your medicine at home.
Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection.
Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
This medicine is usually given once daily.
Try to use your medicine at the same time each day.
This medicine comes with patient instructions.
Read and follow these instructions carefully.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
Never share your medicine with anyone.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
Chest pain, shortness of breath
Fever, chills, sore throat, cough with sputum
Pain, swelling, redness, or warmth around your joints
Sores or white patches in your mouth or throat
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to anakinra, or if you have any type of infection.
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
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 for a missed dose.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have any kind of infection.
Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine.
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