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A 29-year-old female asked:

Child has jra on 25mg enbrel (etanercept) for 4months had some improvement but not in remission should i talk to dr about changing meds?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Talk to doctor: Suggest you discuss this with your rheumatologist, who can give you an opinion about the time it may take to achieve remission.
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Dr. Robert Roschmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 47 years experience
A Personal opinion: I was involved in phase 3 studies RE: efficacy IN ADULTS of "biological" TNF agents of which Enbrel (etanercept) was the first. Impression = that TNF agents subsequently approved by FDA were more effective in reaching goals. However, there are subtypes of JRA different vs adults so Rx data not comparable. There is FDA alternative "biological" to TNF Rx; see PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGIST to review if option.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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