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

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Dr. Ricardo Alvillar answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

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.

Answered Aug 11, 2020

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Control of arthritis, reduced resistance to infection and cancer, skin reaction at injection site are major issues.

Answered Nov 17, 2013

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