KEVZARA

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Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about KEVZARA

What is KEVZARA?

What is KEVZARA?

KEVZARA is the brand name for sarilumab subcutaneous injection.

What dosages is KEVZARA available in?

What dosages is KEVZARA available in?

KEVZARA is available as a 150 mg/1.14 mL or 200 mg/1.14 mL single-dose pre-filled syringe or pen.

What is KEVZARA used for?

What is KEVZARA used for?

KEVZARA is a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat the following:

  • Moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
    Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
How does KEVZARA work?

How does KEVZARA work?

KEVZARA is a monoclonal antibody that’s called an interleukin-6 inhibitor. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a protein in your body that plays a key role in causing inflammation in your joints, leading to symptoms like joint swelling and pain. By blocking IL-6, it lowers inflammation and helps relieve symptoms.

How do I take KEVZARA?

How do I take KEVZARA?

The typical dose is 200 mg injected under the skin once every 2 weeks. Your provider might lower your dose based on your lab test results (e.g., blood cell counts, liver tests) and whether you’re having side effects (e.g., infections).

Is it safe for me to take KEVZARA?

Is it safe for me to take KEVZARA?

KEVZARA is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

KEVZARA Common Side Effects

KEVZARA Common Side Effects

Common side effects of KEVZARA:

  • Low white blood cell count
  • High liver enzyme levels
  • Redness at injection site
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Muscle pain
KEVZARA Serious Side Effects

KEVZARA Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with KEVZARA. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Serious infections: fever, difficulty breathing, cough, weakness, sweating, chills, diarrhea, stomach pain, burning when you urinate, urinating more frequently
  • Tears in the stomach (perforation): fever, chills, stomach pain that won’t go away, sudden and severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, stomach swelling or bloating
  • Serious allergic reactions: hives, rash, blisters, skin reddening, swelling of the lips or tongue, difficulty breathing
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on KEVZARA

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on KEVZARA

  • The following medications may interact with KEVZARA:
  • Exercise caution when co-administering KEVZARA with CYP3A4 substrate drugs where decrease in effectiveness is undesirable, e.g., oral contraceptives, lovastatin, atorvastatin, etc. The effect of KEVZARA on CYP450 enzyme activity may persist for several weeks after stopping therapy
  • Avoid concurrent use of live vaccines during treatment with KEVZARA
Who makes KEVZARA?

Who makes KEVZARA?

sanofi-aventis U.S.

Is KEVZARA safe in pregnancy?

Is KEVZARA safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if KEVZARA will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while taking KEVZARA.

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