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THESE IDEAS FROM KINERET® (anakinra)

may help with your injections.


Every injectable is a little different. So, we’ve asked our KINERET® On TRACK nurses and other people taking KINERET to share their tips and techniques for injecting KINERET. Be sure to check out our downloadable Injection Tracker, too. And remember, if you have any questions, a KINERET nurse is always ready to answer any injection questions.

For questions about your treatment, read the KINERET Prescribing Information, and/or ask your doctor.


6 STEPS TO SELF-INJECTION

LET YOUR MEDICATION WARM UP

Remove only the syringe you will be using from the refrigerator and let it warm to room temperature for 30 minutes prior to injection. KINERET can be left unrefrigerated for up to 12 hours; after that it needs to be discarded.

GET ORGANIZED

Before you start, gather all your supplies. Double check that you have the right dose of KINERET and that your medication has not expired. If KINERET is discolored, do not use the syringe; discard it and call KINERET On TRACK for a replacement.

KEEP IT CLEAN

Wash your hands and work on a clean surface. Using a circular motion, clean a 2-inch area around your injection site with an alcohol wipe or cotton ball dampened with rubbing alcohol.

ROTATE YOUR INJECTION SITES

Remember to choose a new site each time you use KINERET. The Injection Tracker can help you plan.

PINCH AND INJECT

Pinch a fold of skin at your cleaned site and, holding the syringe at a 45-to-90-degree angle, inject KINERET under your skin.

USE A NEW SYRINGE EVERY DAY

After injecting, don’t throw away a syringe in your household trash. Use a sharps container that is puncture resistant, leak resistant, and properly labeled. We’ll even include one in your shipment; if you need a new one, just ask your pharmacy specialist.


GET COMPLETE INJECTION INSTRUCTIONS

To complement your optional home injection training with a KINERET On TRACK nurse, download the KINERET Prescribing Information for complete injection instructions. For additional guidance, you can call KINERET On TRACK at 866.547.0644, 8 AM to 8 PM EST, Monday through Friday.


TRACK YOUR INJECTION SITES

Download the KINERET Injection Tracker to help in rotating your treatment sites.


SITE SELECTION SUGGESTIONS

Consider these 4 site-selection tips which may help address injection site reactions.

BONUS TIP: Don’t use an alcohol swab on the site after injection—it might sting. If there is a little bleeding, just cover the injection site with a small bandage.

Still have questions about injecting KINERET? Read the KINERET Prescribing Information, and/or ask your doctor.

INDICATIONS

KINERET® (anakinra) is a prescription medicine called an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) used to:

  • Reduce the signs and symptoms and slow the damage of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in people aged 18 years and older when 1 or more other drugs for RA have not worked
  • Treat people with a form of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS) called Neonatal-Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID)

KINERET is not for children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Who should not take KINERET?

People who are allergic to:

What information should I know before starting KINERET?

Before you use KINERET, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. KINERET and other medicines may affect each other and cause serious side effects. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take certain other medicines that affect your immune system called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers. Ask your healthcare provider for a list of these medicines if you are not sure. Know the medications you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new prescription.

What are the possible side effects of KINERET?

KINERET may cause serious side effects, including:

The most common side effects of KINERET include:

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of KINERET. For more information ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Please see full Prescribing Information.