Managing CAPS

If you or a loved one has Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS), it's important to know and avoid triggers that could potentially cause a flare, or make existing CAPS symptoms worse. Possible triggers for CAPS flares include:

  • Exposure to cold

  • Drops in temperature

  • Stress

  • Exercise

It's important to avoid these triggers, in addition to working with a doctor on a treatment plan that's right for you or your child.

Medicines

While there is no cure for CAPS, there are certain medicines that a doctor may recommend to reduce and relieve flares and other CAPS symptoms.

Over-the-counter medicines

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Prescription medicines

  • Corticosteroids

  • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)

  • Biologics

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ILARIS for CAPS

One type of biologic is ILARIS®, an injectable medicine that is FDA approved to treat CAPS in patients 4 years and older. Find out more about ILARIS and how it works to
treat CAPS.

ILARIS for CAPS

One type of biologic is ILARIS®, an injectable medicine that is FDA approved to treat CAPS in patients 4 years and older. Find out more about ILARIS and how it works to treat CAPS.

If you or a loved one are experiencing CAPS symptoms, there are things you can do that may help provide relief. The following tips may help with managing the symptoms of CAPS:

  • Dressing in layers

  • Soaking in a warm bath

  • Drinking warm liquids

While these precautions may help you manage the onset of CAPS symptoms, they are not considered to be a treatment for either FCAS or MWS.

Next: Taking ILARIS