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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Etanercept (Definition)

Etanercept is an immune system suppressor which is a kind of ...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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What are the effects of the shot enbrel (etanercept)?

What are the effects of the shot enbrel (etanercept)?

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 more

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How long still I see results with enbrel (etanercept)?

How long still I see results with enbrel (etanercept)?

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 more

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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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I am going to start enbrel (etanercept) and i keep reading how sick people become. Is it more in the 1st few months?

I am going to start enbrel (etanercept) and i keep reading how sick people become. Is it more in the 1st few months?

Rare: Most people taking Enbrel (etanercept) have no side effects or problems. The most important thing you should do is avoid people who are obviously sick with fever cough congestion. You should slso be checked for prior TB exposure before you start. ...Read more

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Is it possible to build a tolerance to enbrel (etanercept) and how til it could happen. I'm haven't been on it a year and the effects are decreasing ?

See below: Tolerance can occur as a result of anti-chimeric antibodies which is where your body makes antibodies to enbrel (etanercept). It is less apt to occur if you are on methotrexate. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Enbrel (Definition)

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