inflammation of one or more joints, which can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of motion.
an illness in which the body's control of inflammation is not functioning properly, leading to uncontrolled inflammation.
a product made from living cells that is used to treat diseases.
a protein produced by the body that interacts with the cells of the immune system to help fight infection. When the body produces too much of a cytokine, it can cause inflammation and tissue destruction.
the worsening and increase in severity of disease symptoms.
the exact cause of the disease is unknown.
the body's natural defense system that protects against any material foreign to the body.
the body's protective response that results in heat, pain, redness, and swelling.
usually referred to as "a shot," an injection puts medication into the body using a syringe.
a type of cytokine that plays a key role in the body's inflammatory response.
a medical condition that occurs in children 16 years of age and younger, and involves swelling in one or more joints lasting at least 6 weeks.
a doctor who specializes in treating children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases, including arthritis, many autoimmune diseases, and many autoinflammatory diseases.
fevers that repeat on a daily basis.
an uncommon illness that affects very few people.
Still's Disease is an alternate and older term for SJIA.
a description of the way you are feeling due to an illness.
affecting the entire body, rather than a single organ or body part.
a type of arthritis that has no apparent cause and affects children 16 years of age and younger. Like other forms of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, SJIA involves swelling in one or more joints lasting at least 6 weeks, but SJIA affects the whole body, beyond the joints. It is characterized by spiking fevers that come and go and a pale red or salmon-colored rash, both of which may precede swollen joints.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
ILARIS can cause serious side effects, including increased risk of serious infections. ILARIS can lower the ability of your child's immune system to fight infections. Your healthcare provider should:
test you for tuberculosis (TB) before you receive ILARIS.
monitor you closely for symptoms of TB during treatment with ILARIS
check you for symptoms of any type of infection before, during, and after treatment with ILARIS
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms of an infection such as fever, sweats or chills, cough, flu-like symptoms, weight loss, shortness of breath, blood in your phlegm, sores on your body, warm or painful areas on your body, diarrhea or stomach pain, or feeling very tired.
You should not receive ILARIS if you are allergic to canakinumab or any of the ingredients in ILARIS.
Before receiving ILARIS, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
think you have or are being treated for an active infection.
have symptoms of infection.
have a history of infections that keep coming back.
have a history of low white blood cells.
have or have had HIV, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C.
are scheduled to receive any immunizations (vaccines). You should not get 'live vaccines' if you are receiving ILARIS.
are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if ILARIS will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant while receiving ILARIS.
are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if ILARIS passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will receive ILARIS or breastfeed.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
medicines that affect the immune system.
medicines called interleukin-1 (IL-1) blocking agents such as Kineret® (anakinra) or Arcalyst® (rilonacept).
medicines called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) inhibitors such as Enbrel® (etanercept), Humira® (adalimumab), Remicade® (infliximab), Simponi® (golimumab), or Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol).
medicines that affect enzyme metabolism.
Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure.
ILARIS can cause serious side effects including:
decreased ability of your body to fight infections (immunosuppression). For people treated with medicines that cause immunosuppression like ILARIS, the chances of getting cancer may increase.
allergic reactions. Allergic reactions can happen while receiving ILARIS. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction: rash, itching and hives, difficulty breathing or swallowing, dizziness, or feeling faint.
risk of infection with live vaccines. You should not get live vaccines if you are receiving ILARIS. Tell your healthcare provider if you are scheduled to receive any vaccines.
The most common side effects of ILARIS when used for treatment of SJIA include: cold symptoms, upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia, runny nose, sore throat, urinary tract infection, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (gastroenteritis), stomach pain, and injection site reactions (such as redness, swelling, warmth, or itching).
Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
What is Macrophage Activation Syndrome (MAS)?
MAS is a syndrome associated with SJIA and some other auto-inflammatory diseases like HIDS/MKD that can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if your SJIA symptoms get worse or if you have any of these symptoms of an infection:
a fever lasting longer than 3 days.
a cough that does not go away.
redness in one part of your body.
warm feeling or swelling of your skin.
ILARIS® (canakinumab) is a prescription medicine injected by your healthcare provider just below the skin (subcutaneous) used to treat Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA) in children 2 years of age and older.
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