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A 49-year-old female asked:

I started taking enbrel (etanercept) 5 weeks ago. major + response for 2 wks. now, irritation @ inject site +ra symptoms suddenly worse. is this typical? why?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Irritation normal: Irritation at the injection site often occurs but if it occurs always and worsens with each injection you may be developing an allegryto the medication. If the happens or symptoms become worse se your prescribing/treating doctor, .
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Takes more time: It will take Enbrel (etanercept) usually 3-4 months to reach its maximum effectiveness. Redness at the injection site is common and has no significance.
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Last updated Dec 28, 2014

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