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A 46-year-old member asked:

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

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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
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Hopefully, the most prominent effect is excellent of the arthritis.
Nov 14, 2013
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Control of arthritis: Control of arthritis, reduced resistance to infection and cancer, skin reaction at injection site are major issues.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are Enbrel (etanercept) side effects?

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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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

When to take enbrel (etanercept) after flu shot?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Any time: A flu shot does not alter the timing of the Enbrel (etanercept) dose. Keep to your usual schedule.

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