A 52-year-old female asked:
I am going to start enbrel (etanercept) and i keep reading how sick people become. is it more in the 1st few months?
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Rheumatology 38 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 sick with fever cough congestion. You should slso be checked for prior TB exposure before you start.
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