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Enbrel Allergy In Children
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is enbrel (etanercept) good for psoriasis treatment ? What is the best natural way of reducing psoriasis?
Yes it can be effect: Enbrel (etanercept) can help treat psoriasis if other therapy does not work. There are improtant guidleines and precautions before you can take it.. The best natural therapy is sunshine - but with caution because of he risk of skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Am starting enbrel (etanercept) .. Can i stop taking it when my RA is under.Control..And take something lighter?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
See details: That question needs to be directed to the child's rheumatologist and not someone over the internet who has no history and cannot examine the child. ...Read more
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