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Are there any long term dangers to taking enbrel

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Enbrel (etanercept): Enbrel, (etanercept) like other immunosuppressants, always carries the risk of any infection becoming extremely serious/potentially life-threatening. ... Read More
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Enbrel (etanercept): There are many potential dangers to taking enbrel, (etanercept) which should be discussed with your physician. Enbrel (etanercept) suppresses your imm... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Actually Enbrel (etanercept) is a reasonably safe drug over the long term. Stopping Enbrel (etanercept) will end its effectiveness and it is highly li... Read More
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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Enbrel (etanercept): Because Enbrel (etanercept) works on your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections and may raise other safety concerns. If you hav... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Extremely effective: Tnf agents are extremely effective in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. It is surprising that the side effects were not reviewed with you prior to... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 15 years experience
Patience: It usually takes a bit longer to start seeing an effect. You should be prepared for it to take 2-3 months.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Enbrel: and its use in the presence of a neurologic disease as Parkinson or in an elderly patient? A question of risk/benefit ratio, some biologicals need to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No interactions: were noted using the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. But, that doesn't mean that an interaction couldn't occur.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Potentially: Enbrel (etanercept) is in a class of drugs that can treat diseases such as ra.. But it does have potential side effects such as serious infections. It... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Psoriasis: It is mainly used to treat psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
A TNF targeter: Enbrel or etanercept is an anti-tumor necrosis factor drug used to treat psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis. It is tak... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 43 years experience
Well tolerated excep: Despite the fda requiring the package insert to warn one of the development of cancer with the drug, there has been many studies refuting the increase... Read More

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