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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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Are there any long term dangers to taking enbrel (etanercept)?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Enbrel (etanercept): Enbrel, (etanercept) like other immunosuppressants, always carries the risk of any infection becoming extremely serious/potentially life-threatening. Avoid live-virus vaccines. Use caution when travelling to areas of endemic TB or fungal infections. Lymphoma & other cancers may develop. Lupus & psoriasis may worsen. One must weigh the benefits of this drug against its risks.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know side effects of enbrel (etanercept)?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
A 35-year-old member asked:

The drug 'etanercept'. Any known side effect?

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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Some side effects: Etanercept (the generic name for enbrel), prescribed as a primary treatment to reduce the pain, swelling, and tenderness of joints and able to prevent progressive destruction of joints, sometimes causes mild to moderate itching of the skin at the side of the injection. It can also cause mild headaches, dizziness, and irritation of the nasal passages and the throat.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How is intranasal etanercept used for alzheimers?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Not an AD treatment: Etanercept is not a proven treatment for alzheimer's disease and there are no trials of intranasal Etanercept listed on clinicaltrials.Gov which has all legitimate clinical research studies from us unless this is a very early (phase 1) trial.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Was a doctor in Los Angeles claiming it helped control TNF-alpha and IL-1 levels in Alzheimer's, but never went much further.
Feb 28, 2013
A 44-year-old member asked:

Anyone know about intranasal etanercept for alzheimers?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Not an AD treatment: Etanercept is not a proven treatment for alzheimer's disease and there are no trials of intranasal Etanercept listed on clinicaltrials.Gov which has all legitimate clinical research studies from us unless this is a very early (phase 1) trial.

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