Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS), tumor necrosis factor receptor associated periodic syndromes (TRAPS), hyperimmunoglobulin D syndrome (HIDS)/mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD), and familial Mediterranean fever are all treated with Ilaris Coupon (FMF). Canakinumab works by inhibiting a natural protein in your body (interleukin-1 beta), which may aggravate the symptoms of these diseases. Ilaris Couponmay help to alleviate symptoms such as rash, joint/muscle pain, fever, eye redness, and fatigue. Ilaris Couponis also used to treat a type of rheumatoid arthritis in children known as systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) and Still’s disease in adults.
Ilaris Coupon: How to Use It
Before you begin using canakinumab, read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist, as well as each time you get a refill. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
As directed by your doctor, this medication is injected beneath the skin. If you are taking this medication to treat CAPS, you should take it every 8 weeks. If you are taking this medication to treat TRAPS, HIDS/MKD, FMF, or SJIA, you should take it every 4 weeks. The dosage is determined by your age, weight, medical condition, and treatment response.
If you are using Ilaris Coupon at home, make sure you understand all preparation and usage instructions from your doctor. The vial should not be shaken. Before using, visually inspect this product for particles or discoloration. If either of these conditions exists, do not use the liquid. The liquid should be clear and colorless, or a pale brownish yellow. Learn how to safely store and dispose of medical supplies.
Clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol before injecting each dose. To avoid problem areas under the skin, it is critical to change the location of the injection site each time. Do not inject into tender, red, or hard skin. Never use the same syringe or needle twice.
At the injection site, you may experience redness, itching, pain, warmth, or swelling. It is also possible to experience dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, or a headache. Inform your doctor or pharmacist right away if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
Remember that your doctor prescribed this medication because he or she believes that the benefit to you outweighs the risk of side effects. Many people who take this medication do not experience serious side effects.
This medication may have an effect on your immune system. It can impair your body’s ability to fight infections. You may be more susceptible to serious infections like pneumonia, bone/joint infections, skin infections, or sinusitis. It may also be more difficult to fight an existing infection. If you develop any signs of an infection, such as fever/chills, cough, or cold/flu symptoms, contact your doctor right away.
It is uncommon for this drug to cause a severe allergic reaction. However, seek medical attention immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms of a severe allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing.
This is not an exhaustive list of potential side effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other side effects that are not listed above.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to canakinumab or if you have any other allergies before using it. Inactive ingredients in this product may cause allergic reactions or other problems. For more information, consult your pharmacist.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have: immune system problems (such as HIV infection), current/recent/returning infection (including hepatitis and tuberculosis), or cancer.
This medication may cause dizziness. You may become dizzy if you consume alcohol or marijuana (cannabis). Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that requires alertness until you are confident that you can do so safely. Consume alcoholic beverages in moderation. If you use marijuana, consult your doctor (cannabis).
Before beginning this medication, you should have a tuberculosis (TB) skin test to rule out a type of tuberculosis that isn’t causing any symptoms (latent TB). To avoid a serious TB infection, if you have been diagnosed with TB, you must first be treated for it before starting canakinumab.
Canakinumab may increase your susceptibility to infections or worsen existing infections. Avoid contact with anyone who has an infection that could spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). If you have been exposed to an infection or would like more information, please consult your doctor.
Before receiving any immunizations or vaccinations, inform your doctor that you are taking canakinumab. Contact with people who have recently received live vaccines should be avoided (such as flu vaccine inhaled through the nose).
This medication should be used only when clearly necessary during pregnancy. Consult your doctor about the risks and benefits.
It is unknown whether this medication passes into breast milk. Before you start breast-feeding, talk to your doctor.
Drug interactions can alter the way your medications work or increase your risk of serious side effects. This document does not include every possible drug interaction. Maintain a list of all the products you use (including prescription and nonprescription drugs, as well as herbal supplements) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medications without first consulting your doctor.
Other IL-1 blockers (such as anakinra and rilonacept) and TNF-blockers may interact with this medication (such as adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab).