Q1- What is Kevzara (Sarilumab)?
A- Kevzara (Sarilumab) is used in the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adult patients who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to one or more disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Kevzara (Sarilumab)?
A- Store Kevzara in a refrigerator (2ºC – 8ºC). Keep it away from children and pets. Store in original cartons to protect from light.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Kevzara (Sarilumab)?
A- Some of the side effects of Kevzara (Sarilumab) injection are fever, body ache, sweating, skin rash, skin redness, diarrhea, weight loss, stomach ache, painful urination, etc.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Kevzara (Sarilumab)?
A- Kevzara comprises Sarilumab. It is available in the strength of 150mg/1.14mL and 200mg/1.14mL.
Q5- What are self-care tips?
A- Report the side effects (that occur or last longer than usual) to the medical practitioner to get proper guidance. Also, make sure to have a proper diet and adequate sleep.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- This medicine should be taken exactly as prescribed by the medical practitioner. The dose strength and duration should never be altered or increased unless the doctor tells you.
Q7- What should be done in case of missed dose?
A- In case you miss a dose, consult your healthcare provider immediately to get further guidance. Administering double dose to catch up without consulting the doctor can prove to be fatal.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
A- It is advised to tell your doctor if you:
- Have a chronic infection
- Have HIV infection
- Have a weak immune system
- Have liver disease
- Have kidney disease
- Have stomach ulcers
- Have cancer
Q9- Is it safe to take Kevzara (Sarilumab) during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, be sure to discuss the risks and benefits with the doctor before consuming Kevzara because it might cause harm to the developing baby.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Kevzara (Sarilumab)?
A- It is not safe to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this medicine if side effects occur or you feel unwell.