Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
- An infection of any kind, a history of infections that keep coming back, or if you get infections easily
- A history of hepatitis
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- A weakened immune system or immune system problems
- Plans to receive a vaccination
- A history of tuberculosis or ever had a positive tuberculosis test (purified protein derivative, or PPD, skin test)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Ilaris and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Ilaris and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Canakinumab to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
Dosing Information for CanakinumabThe dose of canakinumab your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The condition being treated
- Your age
- Your weight
- How you respond to the medication.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Canakinumab Dosage for more information.)