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Are there any long term dangers to taking enbrel

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Family Medicine 40 years experience
Enbrel (etanercept): Enbrel, (etanercept) like other immunosuppressants, always carries the risk of any infection becoming extremely serious/potentially life-threatening. ... Read More
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 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. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
Give it time: Methotrexate takes time to work and it usually works best for psoriasis in the 20-25 mg weekly range.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Suggestion: You possess a complex problem which afflicts several patients; i.e., two automimmune disorders. This creates a need to have very coordinated care fro... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
I believe that longterm daily dose of prednisone, if possible, should be no more than 5 mgs/day for safety from adverse side effects.. However, your r... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No interactions: were noted using the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. But, that doesn't mean that an interaction couldn't occur.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 45 years experience
Psoriasis: It is mainly used to treat psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 70 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 45 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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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Rare: Most people taking Enbrel (etanercept) have no side effects or problems. The most important thing you should do is avoid people who are obviously sic... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Yes: Do you take Methotrexate as well? Some individuals do develop antibodies to Enbrel (etanercept) over time which can limit its effectiveness. The concu... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Not a problem: Enbrel (etanercept) does not lower body temp. Buy a new thermometer.
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