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How long still i see results with enbrel (etanercept)?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Few days to 3-4 week: Some people have a dramatic response, while others may take up to 3 months or more. Depending on how your joints are doing will aid your physician in telling about your response. It also depends on your diagnosis of the reason you are taking it: ra, psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or jia.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
3-4 weeks usually: Enbrel (etanercept) usually starts to work within 3-4 weeks but some patients start noticing a benefit within the first few doses. There is a greater benefit when taken at the same time as weekly Methotrexate injections under the skin. Methotrexate by itself may not start working until taking it for 2-3 months, so Enbrel (etanercept) and the other tnf inhibitors definitely begin working sooner.

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