What are the possible side effects of anakinra (Kineret)?
If you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives), stop using anakinra, and seek emergency medical attention.
In rare cases, people receiving anakinra have developed serious infections. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop a fever, flu-like symptoms, or any other sign of infection.
Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use anakinra and notify your doctor if you experience
- nausea or diarrhea;
- a headache;
- sinus irritation or...
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What are the precautions when taking anakinra (Kineret)?
Before using anakinra, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to proteins made from a certain bacteria (E. coli); or to latex; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: recent/current infection, immune system problems (such as HIV disease), kidney disease, asthma.
Anakinra can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Therefore, wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles,...
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