anakinra (injectable) (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Kineret)?
Notify your healthcare provider if you miss a dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Kineret)?
Serious or life-threatening side effects are unlikely to occur from an overdose of anakinra. Contact your doctor or seek medical attention if an overdose of anakinra is suspected.
What should I avoid while using anakinra (Kineret)?
Anakinra has been associated with an increased incidence of infection. Avoid contact with people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses [e.g., varicella (chickenpox) and others] and do not receive vaccines that contain live strains of a virus (e.g., live oral polio vaccine) during treatment with anakinra. In addition, avoid contact with individuals who have recently been vaccinated with a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus can be passed on to you.
What other drugs will affect anakinra (Kineret)?
Do not receive "live" vaccines during treatment with anakinra without first talking to your doctor. Administration of a live vaccine may result in an inadequate immune response or infection.
Before using anakinra, talk to your doctor if you are taking
You may not be able to use anakinra, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with anakinra. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about anakinra written for health professionals that you may read.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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