What is Anakinra?
Anakinra is a biological drug that is used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions.
It is a type of medication called an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, which means it works by blocking the activity of a protein called interleukin-1 (IL-1).
IL-1 is a cytokine, which is a type of molecule that plays a key role in the body's immune response.
Specifically, IL-1 is involved in causing inflammation, which is a normal part of the immune response but can be harmful when it becomes chronic or excessive.
Anakinra works by binding to the IL-1 receptor & blocking the activity of IL-1, which in turn reduces inflammation in the body.
It is administered via injection, typically under the skin, & is typically used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes. As with any medication, there are potential side effects associated with anakinra.
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