U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are enbrel (etanercept) side effects?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Infection is the greatest risk. Other side effects include reduction in blood counts, liver disease, neurologic disorders and a possible increased risk of lymphoma.

Similar questions

A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some etanercept side effects?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
see details: Infection risk is the major one. Other possible issues include low blood counts, liver inflammation, neurologic diseases and an increased risk of lymphoma.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of the shot enbrel (etanercept)?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Rheumatology 44 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 increased propensity to develop cancer; either lymph, skin or other "solid tumors." the one big risk is infectious complications. The drug does not cause infections; but, it makes it difficult to fight off tuberculosis, fungal infections and viruses.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctor commented
A US doctor answered Learn more
Hopefully, the most prominent effect is excellent of the arthritis.
Nov 14, 2013

Related questions

A 37-year-old member asked:
Why am I having so much trouble with the enbrel (etanercept) autoinjector?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
How is enbrel (etanercept) used for treating rheumatoid arthritis?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 31-year-old member asked:
Could i drink alcohol while taking enbrel (etanercept)?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old member asked:
What are the uses for enbrel (etanercept)?
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Last updated May 12, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.