Rilonacept Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rilonacept (Arcalyst®) is approved for the treatment of rare autoinflammatory conditions called cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS). However, there are also some "off-label," or unapproved, uses for this drug.
 
For example, a healthcare provider may sometimes prescribe rilonacept for use in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Off-label use is when a drug is used in a way that has not been officially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is also sometimes called an "unapproved" or "nonapproved" use. Off-label use is legal, and many medicines are used appropriately and safely for off-label purposes.
 
Rilonacept works by blocking the action of a certain protein in the body that causes inflammation.
 
(For more details on this drug's off-label uses, click What Is Rilonacept Used For?. This Web selection also describes how the medication works, who can use it, and more.)
Top Foods to Fight Inflammation
Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.