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Anakinra (By injection)

Treats rheumatoid arthritis. Also treats neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID).

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Anakinra injection is used alone or together with other medicines to treat signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients who have not been helped by other medicines (e.g., DMARDs). This medicine 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… Read more
Brand names include
Kineret
Drug classes About this
Immunological Agent

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Evidence reviews

Anakinra for Rheumatoid Arthritis

This summary of a Cochrane review presents what we know from research about the effect of Anakrina on rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Anakinra in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients with an inadequate response to methotrexate. Systematic review and meta-analysis

Bibliographic details: Kawalec P, Holko P, Paszulewicz A.  Anakinra in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients with an inadequate response to methotrexate. Systematic review and meta-analysis. Reumatologia 2013; 51(2): 119-126 Available from: http://www.termedia.pl/Czasopismo/Reumatologia-18/Streszczenie-20690

Biologics for rheumatoid arthritis: an overview of Cochrane reviews

This summary of a Cochrane review presents what we know from research about the effect of biologics on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

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Anakinra for Rheumatoid Arthritis

This summary of a Cochrane review presents what we know from research about the effect of Anakrina on rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Biologics for rheumatoid arthritis: an overview of Cochrane reviews

This summary of a Cochrane review presents what we know from research about the effect of biologics on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Biologics or tofacitinib for rheumatoid arthritis not improved by treatment with methotrexate or other disease‐modifying anti‐rheumatic drugs

When people have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), their immune system, which normally fights infection, attacks the joint lining. This makes their joints swollen, stiff and painful. If the inflammation goes on without treatment, joint damage and disability may result. Biologics and tofacitinib are medications that work by blocking different types of immune cells in the body that cause swelling and joint damage in people who have RA.

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