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Take your KINERET® (anakinra) as prescribed.

Every person taking KINERET has a different experience. For some people, symptom relief will be relatively quick; for others it will take longer; for some it may not be the right choice. Take your KINERET every day, or as recommended by your doctor. Over time, you may start to notice that KINERET is working for you.


Interleukin (IL-1) is a naturally produced protein that can cause inflammation and lead to pain, swelling, fever, rashes, and stiff joints. In order to prevent these problems, the body also naturally produces an IL-1 blocker, which combats the effect of IL-1. Unfortunately, some people don’t produce enough of the IL-1 blocker and for them, KINERET may be a solution. KINERET mimics the body’s natural IL-1 blocker, keeping IL-1 from causing inflammation and other symptoms.

However, the body processes KINERET quickly, so in order to keep the active ingredient in your system, your dosing regimen should be as regular as possible.1

Reference: 1. KINERET [Prescribing Information]. Stockholm, Sweden: Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ).


It’s important to take KINERET consistently. That means every day—or as your physician prescribes—and preferably at the same time, whether morning or night. Yet, some people find it hard to remember, especially when their KINERET is hidden behind something in the refrigerator. One simple solution: a daily reminder. Leave a note near your toothbrush or on your mirror, or set a calendar reminder or an alert on your smart phone.

BONUS TIP: Keep KINERET in a small container in the front of your refrigerator so it is always easy to find.

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


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.


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.