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A 46-year-old male asked:

Is it okay to stop taking enbrel (etanercept)? i haven't injected in about 6 weeks and my psoriatic arthritis symptoms haven't returned. is remission conceivable?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Yes: Remission can happen and I do see occasional patients who seemingly can do well off of tnf agents, at least for a period of time. I agree completely that you need to discuss all of this with prescribing physician.

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Last updated Nov 16, 2013

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