Average Rating: 3.1 (8 Ratings)

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 1  Recurrent Pericarditis Injection site reaction: welts, bruising, hives, bloating. Incredible pain starting in shoulders running down arms and through both hands, wakes me up at night and pain all day. Stopped using Kineret two weeks ago and still in pain. F 60 3 months
100 mg 1X D
 3  Pericarditis The only good thing is that it has gotten me off of prednisone. But I have terrible joint pain and stiffness, horrible nightmares, blurred vision, lots of flu like symptoms. F 51 11 months
100mg 1X D
 1  Autoimmune disease Swollen tongue, face, eyes, lips. Bad neuropathy! I woke up and felt like someone took a sledgehammer to my knees, and then I couldnít walk n move! I went to walking with a cane, to a walker n then wheelchair! Definitely made my condition worse. Exhaustion and aches and pain all over. Flu like Symptoms. Terrible cramps n spasms! Nasalpharygitis Headaches, nausea, sores in mouth, Please be careful with this drug. Iím glad it works for some but the doctors should watch us closely. I tried to tell my doc several times n called the company too until I finally landed in the hospital unable to breathe n move. It caused my body to swell terribly and made my CHF worse! I tried to stay on it and I was declining fast. Iím off it for 4 days, and I have my legs back n can walk, almost normally again! Thank God!!! My hands are slowly uncurling and the cramps n spasms are better! Headaches are gone but still getting the runny nose n swollen tongue. Still exhausted n feel weakness. F 50 30 days
 5  FMF Only side effect is bruising at the injection site Kineret has changed my life.Before taking Kineret I would get flare ups every 2 weeks, bedridden for 3 days with every flare up. Itís almost been 4 weeks since I started Kineret, no flare ups, no joint pain. F 32 0 weeks
 5  JRA/Stillís Disease Sore injection site soreness. This drug is an absolute life saver! Without Kineret, my symptoms are uncontrollable. M 50 3.5 years
100mg 1X D
 5  Schnitzler Syndrome No side effects other than a little soreness at the injection site. This drug is a lifesaver for Schnitzlers! It lowers my inflammation and keeps the persistent rash under control. Without it I feel like I have the flu 24/7. F 46 3 years
100mg 1X D
 1  Rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis Severe hypoglycemia,dangerously low blood sugar. MADE PAIN MUCH WORSE! Insomnia,sweating,mood swings,AWFUL NEUROPATHY MY CRP WENT UP WHILE ON IT! IT CLEARLY MADE ME WORSE! WAS ON IT FOR 3 MONTHS! F 36 3 months
 4  Rheumatoid arthritis So far I am just tired. I am having hives and swelling but do not know if it is from the kineret injections. I would love to talk with others on Kineret, please email me! F 36 2 weeks

KINERET  (ANAKINRA):  This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to slow joint damage and reduces the joint pain/swelling caused by rheumatoid arthritis so that you can move better. Anakinra is a man-made form of a natural protein (interleukin-1 receptor antagonist) made by the body. It helps to block the effects of another protein (interleukin-1) which can cause joint pain/swelling/stiffness. Anakinra is also used to treat a certain condition called Neonatal-Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID). It helps to improve symptoms of the disease such as fever, rash, joint pain, vomiting, and headache.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)