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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Etanercept (Definition)

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Enbrel and Remicade (infliximab) for RA, does any of these 2 meds can cause weight gain?

Enbrel and Remicade (infliximab) for RA, does any of these 2 meds can cause weight gain?

Maybe: Sometimes weight change can occur including weight gain. You and your rheumatologsit will need to develop your goals to help avoid this. ...Read more

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I gain weight 10 kilos, after taking enbrel (etanercept) 50mg weekly, inh 300mg, calcium + vit.D, trihemic, multi vitamins, vit 6, so what is the problem, what can I do?

I gain weight 10 kilos, after taking enbrel (etanercept) 50mg weekly, inh 300mg, calcium + vit.D, trihemic, multi vitamins, vit 6, so what is the problem, what can I do?

Food QuantityChoices: None of the medication tools you mention have any particular track record for promoting weight gain, or loss. Weight 90% food quantity & type, exercise minor. Carbs most fattening, proteins less so, fats (of natural origin, animal or plant) less & bulky low nutrient density veggies, e.g. Lettuce, the least. Weigh to 0.1 lb accuracy daily, record wt. & track what choices do & do not work. ...Read more

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Does enbrel (etanercept) cause a bad headache?

Does enbrel (etanercept) cause a bad headache?

Side effect: A headache is a common and less serious side effect while on enbrel (etanercept). Your physician prescribed this medication because the benefits of Enbrel (etanercept) are greater than the risk of side effects. Most people do not have serious side effects. ...Read more

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Can enbrel (etanercept) cause brain lesions?

Can enbrel (etanercept) cause brain lesions?

There have been neur: There have been neurologic side effects described that have been described including seizures, demyelination, personality changes, optic neuritis. These are neurologic changes ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss drug OTC that can be taken with enbrel (etanercept)?

What is a good weight loss drug OTC that can be taken with enbrel (etanercept)?

Very few OTC drugs!: There are few otc weight loss drugs that work for any duration without tolerance, and rapid weight gain ocurring with cessation. Good nutritional support is your best bet, combined with exercise. That having been said, ephedrine, guarance, phenylpropanolamine, caffeine, provided you do not od on these, can be taken with enbrel (etanercept). ...Read more

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Causes of dark thin blood? Had routine labs & my blood came out like water from a faucet. Typically thick. Now very bruised. Only take Nexium (esomeprazole) & enbrel

Causes of dark thin blood? Had routine labs & my blood came out like water from a faucet. Typically thick. Now very bruised. Only take Nexium (esomeprazole) & enbrel

Probably OK: You are probably OK. The primary reason in blood draws that sometimes blood comes out quickly like flowing water and other times slowly like syrup has to do with the size of the vein and the size of the needle. Big vein & big needle the blood flows like water. Venous blood - that's the blood you want them to take - is dark. Enbrel (etanercept) could effect your platelet count. ...Read more

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What causes you to have a vitamin d deficiency (aside from lack of sun, correct foods etc usual stuff!) - methotrexate? Enbrel? Prednisone?

What causes you to have a vitamin d deficiency (aside from lack of sun, correct foods etc usual stuff!) - methotrexate? Enbrel? Prednisone?

D: Normal levels of vitamin D vary between ethnicities with lowest in African Americans. Vitamin D in units of 1000 or 2000 per capsule and 100 tablets per bottle, and not expensive. Available over the counter in pharmacies. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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