Drug Class: Biologics (IL-inhibitor)
Brand Names: Kineret
100 mg by injection once a day for adults with RA.
Dosages for children: The dosages listed above are those typically prescribed for adults aged 18-65. Dosages for children can vary. Ask your doctor about the appropriate dosage for your child.
Potential Side Effects
Bruising, pain or redness at the injection site; low white blood cell count; upper respiratory infection.
Women of childbearing age should use effective contraception during treatment.
All biologics suppress the immune system and may increase your risk of infections. Tell your doctor if you have an active infection. Do not start treatment if you have a serious or recurrent infection (such as pneumonia). You should be tested for tuberculosis before starting this medication. Do not get a live vaccine when taking biologics.
LAST UPDATED: 03/19/2014