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Kineret Doses Are Managed by Your Doctor

When deciding on the Kineret dose, the doctor looks at 2 main factors:

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The starting dose for Kineret is 1-2 mg/kg. Your doctor can adjust the dose to a maximum dose of 8 mg/kg daily to control active inflammation. This is normal and will happen from time to time to help control symptoms.

The preferred way to give Kineret is as one daily injection. If needed, the dose may be split into 2 daily injections. However, a new syringe must be used for each dose. Throw away any unused portion after each dose. Speak with your doctor about any injection concerns before splitting the daily dose and what to do if you miss a dose.


Kineret® is a prescription medicine called an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) used to:

Kineret is not for children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


Do not take Kineret if you are allergic to:

Before you use Kineret, tell your healthcare provider if you:

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:

The most common side effects of Kineret for RA include: 


The most common side effects of Kineret for NOMID include:

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.

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