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A 52-year-old female asked:

i am on enbral and starting a cold is there any thing i can't take for the cold. no fever?

5 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
No interaction: Enbrel (etanercept) will not cause a problem with most cold medications or antibiotics. When on Enbrel (etanercept) infections should be taken more seriously. You should contact your doctor if you are developing an infection.
Dr. Steven Rosner
Specializes in Rheumatology
Enbrel (etanercept) and "cold": Start increasing fluids and stop Enbrel (etanercept) if you develop a fever.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
COLDs: There are many over the counter rx like sudafed, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , Claritin , etc. Just ask the pharmacist.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See your DR: Continue your folic acid........I assume you take it daily. Many times we advise people to delay taking Enbrel (etanercept) and Methotrexate when they have an infection. "starting a cold" does not provide enough information to make a valid judgment.. Meds for a "cold" are of limited use, for symptoms only. Don't fall for the shrill claims for all sorts of vitamins, nostrums, herbs, homeopathic products, etc.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Virus: This is a viral upper respiratory tract infection that just runs its course. You may take fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) and, if necessary, decongestant medications. For hacking cough, over the counter cough syrups should be tolerated. Even on Enbrel you should be able to handle a simple head cold. See your physician for prolonged symptoms, fever, deep productive coughs, shaking chills or heavy sweats.

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