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In the US, Anakinra (anakinra systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antirheumatics, interleukin inhibitors and is used to treat Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Schnitzler Syndrome and Still's Disease.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Anti-inflammatory agent

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, DMARD

Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, IL-1Ra

Chemical Names

Interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (human isoform x reduced), N2-L-metionyl (USAN)

N²-L-Metionylinterleukin 1 receptor antagonist (human isoform x reduced) (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Anakinrum (Latin)
  • Anakinra (German)
  • Anakinra (French)
  • Anakinra (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Anakinra (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Antril (IS: Synergen)
  • IRAP (IS)
  • rhIL-1ra (IS)

Brand Names

  • Kineret
    Amgen, Canada; Amgen, Latvia; Amgen, United States; Biovitrum, Spain; Biovitrum, Greece; Biovitrum, Iceland; Biovitrum, Lithuania; Biovitrum AB, Portugal; Invida Australia Pty Ltd, Australia; SOBI, Sweden; Swedish Orphan, Czech Republic; Swedish Orphan, Germany; Swedish Orphan, Denmark; Swedish Orphan, Italy; Swedish Orphan, Poland; Swedish Orphan, Slovenia; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum International, Austria; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Finland; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, France; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, United Kingdom; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Israel; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Netherlands; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Norway; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum Ltd., Ireland; Swedish Orphan International, Hungary
  • Kineret (pediatric)
    Sobi, Inc, United States
  • Kivexa (Anakinra and Abacavir)
    ViiV Healthcare UK Limited, Iceland


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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