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Enbrel Allergy In Children
Local reaction: Patients who have an allergy to Enbrel may have a local reaction at the site of the injection. This may include redness, bruising, itching, and pain. Some patients may also have development of a rash on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
RA + psoriasis. MTX allergy. Enbrel (etanercept) non effective. Humira semi-effective but Vectra score 30 with extreme fatigue. MD wants to try Xeljanz?
RA + psoriasis: There are a number of newer medications that could help you. Xeljanz works by disrupting cytokine and growth factor signaling pathways. A trial of the medication is useful to see whether it helps you. Other medications that might help include Remicade (infliximab) and Apremilast ...Read more
Enbrel allergy: Any drug can cause an allergic reaction. Etanercept is given as an injection under the skin. As a result, patients may develop local injection site reactions. These included local pain, redness, swelling, and itching. If a pain develops new symptoms in areas other than the injection site, this is something your rheumatologist should be aware of. I would be happy to consult if you desire. ...Read more
Methotraxate&Enbrel: If you are on these meds you proably have some modserately sever conditiona nd this may cause you to have difficulty to conceive or if you do these meds may affect the fetus. ...Read more
Try this: Ask to do the next injection in front of the person who trained you how to do it. That way she or he can make sure that you are doing it correctly. ...Read more
Bad: You will be disoriented, dyscombobulated high and weak, dizzy, nauseated. ...Read more
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
Enbrel (etanercept): Enbrel (etanercept) is a category b medication. There are several reported normal pregnancy outcomes after Enbrel (etanercept) exposure. A pregnancy registry is currently collecting additional cases. Since Enbrel (etanercept) is prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy generally improves the symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis, it is reasonable to stop this medication once pregnant. ...Read more
Yes: It is always a matter of risks and benefits. A woman with well controlled rheumatoid arthritis might consider trying holding etanercept during pregnancy and waiting to see if her arthritis flares or not. Someone with active arthritis might choose to continue etanercept rather than risk deteriorating. The pregnancy data are encouraging; this is a relatively safe RA drug in pregnancy. ...Read more
Same!: They work similarly!Get a more detailed answer ›
No correct answer: There is no one answer here to your question. Both medicines have their plusses and minuses. Have a discussion with child's rheumatologist as to which may be better in your child's individual case. If no big difference from treatment standpoint, consider what's better for your child with regards to administration. Enbrel (etanercept) is usually a shot once or twice a week, while remacade is given IV weeks apart. ...Read more
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Am starting enbrel (etanercept). Can I stop taking it when my RA is under. Control. And take something lighter?
No: You are doing so well because of the enbrel, (etanercept) not in spite of it. Stopping it will cause your disease to flare and will increase the risk of joint damage. ...Read more
My anti ccp is 300, am taking 17.5 mg mtx and will start soon a combination of enbrel (etanercept) and mtx is that good?
Combination therapy: Rheumatoid arthritis should be diagnosed and managed by a trained rheumatologist. The anti-ccp antibody is highly specific for RA. Methotrexate, in combination with other medications, can often successfully treat RA and prevent joint damage. Sometimes, MTX is combined with sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine. Alternatively, a "biologic" agent is added such as Etanercept (Enbrel), which blocks TNF ...Read more
My child has JRA and failed merhotrexate alone, Enbrel and now highest remicade (infliximab) isn't controlling it anymore so what are orher possible meds?
My child ALWAYS vomits with in minutes after getting enbrel shot even with Zofran (ondansetron) down her. Is this normal? Any advice on how to prevent this?
Conditioned response: Vomiting reflex is controlled in brain medulla--one part receives nerve impulses from GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only the GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, & taste. Thus, vomiting apparatus responds to a variety of GI & brain inputs. Do all shots make her vomit? ...Read more
Rheumatologist says enbrel (etanercept) isn't working. I've been on it 3m. I read it could take up to 6. What's your opinion? Oh, and I still have severe swelling.
Tough call: Any biologic response modifier (brm) should be tried at least 3 months before switching. Rituxin should be tried even longer. The call as to whether to switch can be a tough one. If there is no response to enbrel, (etanercept) I would certainly agree with switching after 3 months. I would only hang in there for the 6 months if you are seeing a good trend (a partial response). ...Read more
Since enbrel (etanercept) has lots of long term side effect why its not possible to change the med to other med with less side effect when ur RA is under control?
See details: Actually Enbrel (etanercept) is a reasonably safe drug over the long term. Stopping Enbrel (etanercept) will end its effectiveness and it is highly likely the arthritis will flare. If it wasn't controlled on milder meds before Enbrel (etanercept) it is highly likely it won't be controlled this time either. You can always try it if your rheumatologist agrees. I reserve the right to tell you 'i told you so.'. ...Read more
What's average amount of time people can take biologics (ex: humira (adalimumab) or enbrel) before developing an immunity to it? Do all patients develop immunity?
See below: Patients are more apt to develop resistance to biologic if they are not on methotrexate. However; not all patients are candidate to be on methotrexate. Some patients never have a problem and some do. It is hard to comment on the average amount of time because it is an individual phenomena. ...Read more
I noticed that stelara (ustekinumab) treats diffrent then enbrel. Would that make a difference for me that has ms? I would like to try it. Can't use enbrel anymore.
Never take either: You should not take either of these meds with a history of ms. Both have the ability to markedly worsen the ms. ...Read more
Have had RA for 14 years. Started enbrel (etanercept) 4 months ago. 1 month ago suddenly developed reynauds? Possible connection with beginning enbrel (etanercept)?
No: There is a connection with the RA and raynaud's though......Do not believe the medication is causing the syndrome... ...Read more
I take enbrel (etanercept) for ankylosing spondilitis (since may). I have a cold, so I've stopped the shots for now. Are colds more serious because of enbrel (etanercept) use?
Could be: Enbrel (etanercept) could lower your immune response to pathogens making infections more aggressive. But your treating physician will weigh the benefits against the risk. ...Read more
Have taken enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg sq x 10 weeks for RA + psoriasis. Ra barely better. Psoriasis worse. Would enbrel (etanercept) 2x per week help the psoriasis and RA or not?
Enbrel (etanercept): The dose is correct. You can ask to switch to 25mg sc 2x/week or you might need a completely different biologic medication. ...Read more
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