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CARRY ON.

KINERET® (anakinra) can

accompany you on your trips.


Whether it is a quick business trip, a family reunion, or a grand world tour, you probably have a need to travel and your treatment shouldn't stop you. And there is no reason for KINERET to slow you down. Remember to keep your medication cold until it is time to take it (2°C-8°C or 36°F-46°F), and try to keep a regular injection schedule. How? We’ve gathered some ideas from our KINERET® On TRACK nurses and other people taking KINERET. And, of course, if you have a situation we haven’t covered, a KINERET On TRACK pharmacy specialists can help you with how to store KINERET.

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


KINERET TIP: KEEP YOUR COOL

No matter if you go by car, train, or plane, one of the challenges of travel is keeping your medication cool in transit. These tips may help:


PACK IT UP

There are lots of ways to carry your KINERET when you travel, but three options stand out:

INSULATED TRAVEL BAG FOR MEDICATIONS

A soft-sided cooler, especially designed to house medications and related supplies, may have compartments for medication, a gel pack, supplies, and even papers.

A FREEZABLE LUNCH BAG

With a built-in gel pack and flat folding for easy storage, this is a handy option for a short trip.

ADAPTED CONTAINER

Wrap individual KINERET syringes in bubble wrap, then add small ice packs. Place them in a wide-mouthed thermos or small styrofoam box that can fit in your bag.


TSA IS ON YOUR SIDE

When traveling by air, it's a good idea to keep your medication in your carry-on baggage if possible. Airlines and the TSA have special arrangements for people taking liquid injectable medications, such as KINERET. You should be able to take a full supply of medication aboard along with syringes to administer it and ice/gel packs to keep it cool. Always check with your airline and the TSA before traveling in case the guidelines have changed. If you are traveling with your medication, these tips may help:

KEEP IT ORGANIZED

Keep your medications in a separate case and tell security that you have medications to be screened. While there is no evidence that airport X-rays damage medications, you can request a visual inspection, if you prefer.

BRING PERMISSION

While not legally necessary, navigating security can be easier with a doctor’s note stating that it is necessary for you to travel with KINERET. Leave your KINERET in its original container with the prescription label.

Reference: 1. https://www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures. Accessed August 16, 2016.

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.