Using Kineret | Dosing & Administration

What to consider when prescribing Kineret® (anakinra).

Here you’ll find helpful information about dosing, administration, expectations, and other things to note as you start your patient on Kineret.

Kineret comes in a 100-mg syringe1

  • Syringes are prefilled, graduated glass1
  • Single-use1
  • Available in a 7-day pack1

How to store Kineret1

Keep Kineret in its original carton and away from light

Keep in a refrigerator between 36°F and 46°F (2°C and 8°C)

Do not freeze or shake

Do not freeze or shake

Keep Kineret in its original carton and away from light

Keep Kineret in its original carton and away from light

For RA

Dosing & Administration

Because of its short half-life, Kineret must be injected daily. RA patients should receive a 100-mg injection around the same time each day.1

How to self-inject

This video offers simple, step-by-step instructions on how to store and inject Kineret. Be sure to share this video or the printable treatment guide with your patient.

Setting expectations

Kineret may take a few months to start working. Most RA patients who experience improvement see results within 3 months, though some patients continue to improve up to 6 months after starting treatment. It’s important to encourage your patient to continue their treatment plan to see if Kineret is right for them.1

For NOMID

Dosing & Administration

NOMID patients should receive a starting dose of 1-2 mg/kg around the same time every day. The dose should be individually adjusted in 0.5 mg/kg to 1.0 mg/kg increments to a maximum of 8 mg/kg daily to control active inflammation.1

Calculate your patient’s dose

Dose Calculator

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1 syringe = 100 mg.
Doses greater than 100 mg will require more than one syringe.

How to inject a child

This video offers simple, step-by-step instructions on how to store Kineret and give a child their daily dose. Be sure to share this video or the printable treatment guide with your patient and their family.

Your patient may experience injection site reactions.1

Injection site reactions (ISRs) are common side effects of Kineret. Most ISRs are mild, and usually stop about 14 to 28 days after starting treatment.1 Be sure to share tips on managing ISRs from our printable guide with any patient who has been prescribed Kineret.

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