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Starting embrel 50 mg sq for ra. When should I expect to start to feel better and have more energy?

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Dr. Mark Jaffe
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 4 - 12 weeks

The biologic agents, like Enbrel (etanercept) are in the group of agents that inhibit tnf.
These can be used either as monotherapy or in combination with dmard (ie. Methotrexate).

In brief: 4 - 12 weeks

The biologic agents, like Enbrel (etanercept) are in the group of agents that inhibit tnf.
These can be used either as monotherapy or in combination with dmard (ie. Methotrexate).
Dr. Mark Jaffe
Dr. Mark Jaffe
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Fairly soon

Enbrel (etanercept) generally starts to work within 2 or 3 weeks after initiating it.
It may take as long as 3-4 months to reach its maximum benefit.

In brief: Fairly soon

Enbrel (etanercept) generally starts to work within 2 or 3 weeks after initiating it.
It may take as long as 3-4 months to reach its maximum benefit.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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