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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Anakinra?

(an a KIN ra)

• This medicine is used to relieve pain and inflammation of arthritis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• If you have asthma, talk with healthcare provider. You may be at risk for serious infection.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Irritation where the shot is given.

• Risk of infection. Avoid people with infections, colds, or flu.