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A 25-year-old female asked:

Am starting a weekly injection of enbrel (etanercept) but very scared of side effects? plz advise

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Enbrel (etanercept) is an incredibly effective therapy for several types of inflammatory arthritis. The risks are low with infection the most common one. The benefits far outweigh the risks as it prevents joint damage. Discuss your fears with your rheumatologist.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

To start taking enbrel (etanercept) --any bad side effects?

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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 can reacitivate TB so your doctor must do appropriate tests before you start the medication. The biologics can cause an increase in skin cancers. Also headaches, skin rashes, and local injection reactions can occur. Talk to your doctor, read about the med.

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Last updated Jan 21, 2015

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