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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Enbrel (Overview)

Enbrel is an immune system suppressor which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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What are Enbrel (etanercept) side effects?

What are Enbrel (etanercept) side effects?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
140 doctors shared insights

Enbrel (Overview)

Enbrel is an immune system suppressor which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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Are there any long term dangers to taking enbrel (etanercept)?

Are there any long term dangers to taking enbrel (etanercept)?

Enbrel (etanercept): There are many potential dangers to taking enbrel, (etanercept) which should be discussed with your physician. Enbrel (etanercept) suppresses your immune system, which can increase the risk of many forms of infections, including upper respiratory infections, tb, hepatitis b reactivation, and opportunistic fungal infections. Immune suppression can also increase the risk of developing cancer such as lymphoma and leukemia. ...Read more

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On arava (leflunomide) 20mg, enbrel 50mg weekly, methotrexate 25mg. Any other rheumatologist prescribed this for psoriasis/psor. Arthitis?I'm worried about my liver.

On arava (leflunomide) 20mg, enbrel 50mg weekly, methotrexate 25mg. Any other rheumatologist prescribed this for psoriasis/psor. Arthitis?I'm worried about my liver.

Follow laboratory: You are correct that liver problems are risk with this regimen. Your physician needs to be certain that you are followed closely and correctly. Your own responsibility is to refrain from alcohol, and be certain no additional medicines you take do not worsen this risk. If you are concerned you need to discuss this with your physician. There are other therapy choices available. ...Read more

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How is enbrel (etanercept) used for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

How is enbrel (etanercept) used for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Second line.: While Enbrel (etanercept) can be used alone, it works better in tandem with methotrexate. It is given by subcutaneous injection once per week, the dose being dependent on body size. It is also indicated for psoriatic arthritis and spondylitis. Most insurers want the patient to have been on lesser drugs. These would include incomplete response to mtx, sfz, and ho-q. It binds to tnf-alpha, which caues inflamm. ...Read more

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What's more effective for pustular psoriasis, methotrexate or enbrel (etanercept)?

What's more effective for pustular psoriasis, methotrexate or enbrel (etanercept)?

Both: Both can be effective, personally i feel Enbrel (etanercept) is safer. There are other options. Talk it over with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long before methotrexate works for jra? How long do u need to be on it before adding another med like enbrel (etanercept)?

See details: If you have a good response to Methotrexate it can remain effective indefinitely. I will add a tnf like Enbrel (etanercept) if Methotrexate is not effective after 3-4 months at a dose of at least 20 mg weekly. ...Read more

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Is enbrel (etanercept) safe when breastfeeding?

Is enbrel (etanercept) safe when breastfeeding?

Maybe okay: Sorry for saying maybe, but there are no studies about using Enbrel (etanercept) while breast feeding. That said, it is unlikely that Enbrel (etanercept) passes into breast milk in large amounts. Also, Enbrel (etanercept) is not well absorbed orally, so a baby would not likely absorb a large amount of medication through breast feeding, either. If you need to use enbrel, (etanercept) it should be okay. Speak with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Saw rheumy. Today.Gave me arava (leflunomide) 20mg+methotrexate 25mg+enbrel for psoriasis/psor.Arthritis.Is it safe, r all 3 used frequently/sometimes, opinion please ?

Saw rheumy. Today.Gave me arava (leflunomide) 20mg+methotrexate 25mg+enbrel for psoriasis/psor.Arthritis.Is it safe, r all 3 used frequently/sometimes, opinion please ?

Psoriatic Arthritis: Methotrexate (trexall) is the most common dmard used to treat psoriatic arthritis. However, it has potentially serious side effects, including lung, kidney and liver problems. Using Arava and Methotrexate together my increase the risk of hepatotoxicity & leukopenia.I would just use a biologic like Remicade or Humira or Enbrel or stelara (ustekinumab) which should control your disease but this is my opinion. ...Read more

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Etanercept (Definition)

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