Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Kineret


Anakinra injection is used alone or together with other medicines to treat signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis in patients who have previously received other medicines (eg, DMARDs) that did not work well.

Anakinra injection is also used to treat a rare genetic disorder called neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID). NOMID is the most severe form of a condition called cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS).

Anankira injection is also used to treat deficiency of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (DIRA).

Anankira injection is also used to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in patients with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 testing with pneumonia requiring supplemental oxygen, who are at high risk for progression to severe respiratory failure and likely to have a blood problem.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription (for rheumatoid arthritis, NOMID, and DIRA) or given only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor (for COVID-19).

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

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