- It is used to treat Neonatal-Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID).
- It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child is taking any of these drugs: Adalimumab, certolizumab, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- If your child has asthma, talk with the doctor. Your child may have a chance of a very bad infection.
- Have your child’s blood work checked often. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- If your child has a latex allergy, talk with the doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before your child gets any vaccines. Use with this drug may either raise the chance of very bad infection or make the vaccine not work as well.
- Your child may have more chance of getting infections. Avoid crowds and people with infections, colds, or flu.
- Very bad infections have been reported with use of this drug. If your child has any infection, has many infections, or is taking antibiotics, talk with the doctor.
- TB (tuberculosis) has been seen in patients started on this drug. These patients were exposed to TB in the past, but never got the infection. Your child may be tested to see if he/she has been exposed to TB before starting this drug.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
- Any bruising or bleeding.
- Very bad irritation where the shot was given.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- A fast heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Sweating a lot.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Joint pain.
- Sore throat.
- Runny nose.
- Stuffy nose.
- Belly pain.
- It is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin.
- Your child’s doctor will teach you how to give the shot.
- Follow how to give this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor.
- Give this drug at the same time of day.
- Before using this drug, take it out of the refrigerator and leave it at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Move the site where you give the shot with each shot.
- Do not give into red or irritated skin.
- Do not use this drug if it has been dropped or if it is broken.
- Do not shake.
- Throw syringe away after use. Do not use more than one time.
- Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.
- Do not use if solution changes color.
- Throw away needles in a needle/sharp disposal box. Do not reuse needles or other items. When the box is full, follow all local rules for getting rid of it. Talk with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- Store in a refrigerator. Do not freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call
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