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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Kineret if you have:
  • Any disease that weakens the immune system, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, or AIDS
  • Any current infection
  • Infections that come and go (such as cold sores)
  • Plans to receive vaccinations
  • A history of hepatitis B infection or tuberculosis
  • Exposure to chickenpox or tuberculosis (TB)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, latex, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Kineret Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What If I Take an Overdose of Kineret?

There have been no reported cases of Kineret overdose. In studies, very high doses (up to 35 times the recommended dosage) did not cause any serious problems. However, if you happen to take too much Kineret, contact your healthcare provider right away.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Kineret as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
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