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What is the definition or description of: Enbrel (etanercept) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Enbrel (etanercept) allergy?

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

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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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. 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

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What is the definition or description of: Etanercept allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Etanercept allergy?

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

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Will methotrexate or enbrel (etanercept) affect my ability to have children?

Will methotrexate or enbrel (etanercept) affect my ability to have children?

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

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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

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Why am I having so much trouble with the enbrel (etanercept) autoinjector?

Why am I having so much trouble with the enbrel (etanercept) autoinjector?

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

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Does Enbrel (etanercept) make you dizzy?

Does Enbrel (etanercept) make you dizzy?

Not a side effect: Dizziness is not a substantiated side effect of Enbrel (etanercept). But if one is sensitive to injections in general, that could explain it. ...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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When to take enbrel (etanercept) after flu shot?

When to take enbrel (etanercept) after flu shot?

Any time: A flu shot does not alter the timing of the Enbrel (etanercept) dose. Keep to your usual schedule. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?

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

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Could someone take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?

Could someone take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?

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

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Which is better when treating jra in a. 7 year old. Enbrel (etanercept) or remacide infusions?

Which is better when treating jra in a. 7 year old. Enbrel (etanercept) or remacide infusions?

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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Is enbrel (etanercept) good for psoriasis treatment? What is the best natural way of reducing psoriasis?

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 more

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Am starting enbrel (etanercept). Can I stop taking it when my RA is under. Control. And take something lighter?

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

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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?

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

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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 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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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Could I drink alcohol while taking enbrel (etanercept)?

Could I drink alcohol while taking enbrel (etanercept)?

No interactions: Were noted using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. But, that doesn't mean that an interaction couldn't occur. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about enbrel (etanercept)?

What can you tell me about enbrel (etanercept)?

A TNF targeter: Enbrel or etanercept is an anti-tumor necrosis factor drug used to treat psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis. It is taken by self injection and is very helpful in selected cases ...Read more

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Etanercept (Definition)

Etanercept is an immune system suppressor which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Enbrel (Definition)

Enbrel is an immune system suppressor which is a kind of ...Read more