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are there any long term dangers to taking enbrel

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
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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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
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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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Few days to 3-4 week: Some people have a dramatic response, while others may take up to 3 months or more. Depending on how your joints are doing will aid your physician in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Not dangerous: First, rest assured, the injection site reaction is not dangerous. There are several options: 1) try the prefilled syringe instead of injector. We ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Enbrel (etanercept): Enbrel (etanercept) can start working in two to four weks.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You have asked a very important question that continually frustrates patients and doctors. My cynical explanation is that it is always about money.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: If your system has " cleared" the response to the medicine it may take as long but receptors may also be "ready" and " primed" for the drug already.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It varies.: Enbrel (etanercept) and similar biologic medications are extremely effective therapies for psoriasis. The length of time needed to totally resolve the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: If you have a good response to Methotrexate it can remain effective indefinitely. I will add a tnf like Enbrel (etanercept) if Methotrexate is not eff ... Read More

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