Anakinra reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that are involved in inflammatory and immune responses. Anakinra is used to treat the symptoms of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Anakinra may also help slow the progress of the disease. Anakinra is usually given after other arthritis medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. Anakinra may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Kineret (anakinra) is a man-made form of a natural protein (interleukin-1 receptor antagonist) used to reduce the actions of chemicals in the body that are involved in inflammatory and immune responses. Its generic name is anakinra (injectable). It can be used alone or with other drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Kineret is normally injected under the skin. The drug is also used to treat children and adults with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID) Kineret also reduces signs and symptoms as well as slowing down the damage of moderate to severe active rheumatoid. However, it is not necessarily recommended for juveniles.