U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can children take etanercept injections?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Yes, absolutely!: Etanercept(Enbrel (etanercept)) is an excellent biologic medication that helps block the chemical messenger named tumor necrosis factor alpha(TNF-alpha)that cells involved in the immune system make.By blocking TNF-alpha,the inflammation generated by the "confused" autoimmune white blood cells is blocked and can effectively put JRA/JIA active disease to sleep. I prescribe Enbrel (etanercept) in kids as young as 3 months old

Related questions

A 42-year-old member asked:
When to take enbrel (etanercept) after flu shot?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
Is it ok to take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
Could someone take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Last updated May 5, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.