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Enbrel Etanercept Precautions
Etanercept: Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a602013.Html.Get a more detailed answer ›
Potentially: Enbrel (etanercept) is in a class of drugs that can treat diseases such as ra.. But it does have potential side effects such as serious infections. It can reacitivate TB so your doctor must do appropriate tests before you start the medication. The biologics can cause an increase in skin cancers. Also headaches, skin rashes, and local injection reactions can occur. Talk to your doctor, read about the med. ...Read more
A friend noted that my son szs after coffee. He is on enbrel, (etanercept) and is very thin. Could my friend be right?
Unlikely: I assume you meant seizes and not sneezes. Very unlikely but why don't you give son coffee and see for yourself. Btw, how old is your son and why is he drinking coffee at that young an age? ...Read more
I am going on enbrel (etanercept) i know the side effects but want to keep my life as normal as possible. Any suggestion?
Why does it take so long for certain insurances to approve drugs like Enbrel (etanercept)? Do they enjoy making patients suffer while we're at their mercy?
See details: You have asked a very important question that continually frustrates patients and doctors. My cynical explanation is that it is always about money. ...Read more
My child always vomits within minutes of her enbrel (etanercept) shots every week and is fine with her other shots is this normal and how can I prevent this?
I started enbrel (etanercept) for as last may and had great results, but it took three months. I had to stop in jan. For two surgeries. Going back on now. Is it likely to take as long to be close to pain free?
Depends: It likely depends how bad of a flare you had while off of the enbrel (etanercept).A more severe flare may take a few weeks longer on Enbrel (etanercept) before you are pain-free compared to if you have a mild flare if you are only taking it weekly, ask your rheumatologist if he/she recommends increasing frequency of dosing to twice per week for the first 3-4 doses to get you feeling better sooner.Consider nsaids for 2-3wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Not as of this time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Well tolerated excep: Despite the fda requiring the package insert to warn one of the development of cancer with the drug, there has been many studies refuting the increased propensity to develop cancer; either lymph, skin or other "solid tumors." the one big risk is infectious complications. The drug does not cause infections; but, it makes it difficult to fight off tuberculosis, fungal infections and viruses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few days to 3-4 week: Some people have a dramatic response, while others may take up to 3 months or more. Depending on how your joints are doing will aid your physician in telling about your response. It also depends on your diagnosis of the reason you are taking it: ra, psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or jia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Borrow from your doc a pdr. (physician's desk reference). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer