Important Information on Ilaris
When and How to Use ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Ilaris include the following:
- This medication is given as an injection just under the skin (subcutaneously) once every eight weeks for CAPS or every four weeks for SJIA.
- Your Ilaris injection is normally given by your healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a doctor's office or clinic. It may also be given in your home by a visiting nurse.
- The vial should be inspected before use. This medication should not be used if the vial contains particles.
- For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Try to keep all of your appointments to receive Ilaris.
Dosing InformationThe dose of Ilaris 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 Ilaris Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of IlarisJust like any medicine, Ilaris may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects seen with Ilaris include but are not limited to:
(Click Ilaris Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)