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Generic: rilonacept
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It is used to treat familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome and Muckle-Wells syndrome
               



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What is this medicine?

RILONACEPT is used to treat familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome and Muckle- Wells syndrome. This medicine is not a cure.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • hepatitis
  • high cholesterol
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • immune system problems
  • infection (especially a virus infection like chickenpox, cold sores, or herpes)
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma
  • tuberculosis
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to rilonacept, other medicines, hamster protein, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection under the skin. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give it. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • adalimumab
  • anakinra
  • etanercept
  • infliximab

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • vaccines
  • warfarin

               
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