A team of experts supporting you and your family at every step of your Kineret® (anakinra) journey.
KINERET® On TRACKTM case managers, nurses, and pharmacy specialists are here to help you with prescription, insurance, and reimbursement details; deliver Kineret right to your door; and answer some of your Kineret-related questions.
With your permission they will provide additional personal injection training and communications—by email, on the phone and in person—at every step of your Kineret journey. All you have to do is ask.
For questions about your treatment, read the Kineret Prescribing Information, and/or ask your doctor.
Kineret Trained Nurses can help you with injection training
One-on-one injection training and in-home visits
Tips to help address common injection site reactions
Advice on injection site rotation and tracking
Helpful insights on issues from medication storage to travel
Kineret Case Managers can guide you through the insurance approval process and help find access solutions
Insurance coverage verification
Prior Authorization support
Co-Pay Program with financial support for eligible patients
Kineret Pharmacy Specialists will deliver your prescription right to your door. The first time. And every time.
Prescription delivery directly to your home
Free sharps containers and needle clippers
Information about Kineret RxCrossroads is a pharmacy that fills and ships your prescription.
Sign up for KINERET On TRACK Guidance to receive extra support
Tips as your medical needs evolve
Communications from our team of experts to help you start Kineret
Educational materials that help you know what to expect
Online resources packed with useful information
Kineret is only available through the KINERET On TRACK program.
To get started, download our enrollment forms here and complete them with your doctor.
If you have questions, please call 866-547-0644 from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m ET, Monday through Friday, to speak with a specialist.
Kineret® is a prescription medicine called an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) used to:
Reduce the signs and symptoms, and slow the damage of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in people age 18 years and older when 1 or more other drugs for RA have not worked
Treat people with a form of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS) called Neonatal-Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID)
Kineret is not for children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take Kineret if you are allergic to:
proteins made from bacteria called E. coli. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure
anakinra or any of the ingredients in Kineret. See the end of the patient leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Kineret
Before you use Kineret, tell your healthcare provider if you:
have an infection, a history of infections that keep coming back, or other problems that can increase your risk of infections
have an allergy to rubber or latex. The inner needle cover on the prefilled syringe contains latex. Do not handle the needle cover if you are allergic to latex
have kidney problems
are scheduled to receive any vaccines. People using Kineret should not receive live vaccines
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Kineret will harm your unborn baby
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Kineret passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Kineret or breastfeed
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.Kineret and other medicines may affect each other and cause serious side effects. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take certain other medicines that affect your immune system called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers. Ask your healthcare provider for a list of these medicines if you are not sure.
Kineret may cause serious side effects, including:
serious infections. Kineret may lower your ability to fight infections. During treatment with Kineret, call your healthcare provider right away if you get an infection, have any sign of an infection including a fever or chills, or have any open sores on your body. You may get an infection if you receive live vaccines while you use Kineret. You should not receive live vaccines while you use Kineret.
allergic reactions. Stop using Kineret and call your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction: swelling of your face, lips, mouth, or tongue; trouble breathing; wheezing; severe itching; skin rash, redness, or swelling outside of the injection site area; dizziness or fainting; fast heartbeat or pounding in your chest (tachycardia); or sweating.
decreased ability of your body to fight infections (immunosuppression). It is not known if treatment with medicines that cause immunosuppression, like Kineret, affect your risk of getting cancer.
low white blood cell count (neutropenia). Kineret may cause you to have a lower number of certain white cells (neutrophils). Neutrophils are important in fighting infections. You should have blood tests before starting treatment with Kineret, then monthly for 3 months. After the first 3 months you should have your blood tested every 3 months for up to 1 year.
The most common side effects of Kineret for RA include:
injection site skin reactions, including redness, swelling, bruising, itching, and stinging. Most injection site reactions are mild, happen early during treatment, and last about 14 to 28 days
rheumatoid arthritis (RA) gets worse with treatment
sore throat or runny nose
feeling like you have the flu
pain in your stomach area
The most common side effects of Kineret for NOMID include:
injection site skin reactions, including redness, swelling, bruising, itching, and stinging. Most injection site reactions are mild, happen early during treatment, and last about 14 to 28 days. Injection site reactions have been observed less frequently in people with NOMID
feeling like you have the flu
sore throat or runny nose
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of Kineret. For more information ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.