Generic Name(s): etanercept
Drug Class: TNF Blockers
Treats: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis,
Enbrel (etanercept) is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor that decreases a certain protein in the body. The prescription drug is used to treat individuals suffering from several types of arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis. The TNF inhibitor or blocker is used to reduce swelling in joints and skin.
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Enbrel is an injectable medicine that helps to reduce and treat symptoms of arthritis, plaque psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. The prescription medication helps to block a certain protein in the body that is produced by the immune system.
When individuals have autoimmune disorders, the immune system attacks the wrong cells leading to different medical conditions. Enbrel is a TNF inhibitor that reduces the TNF present in an individual's body. This helps to reduce symptoms such as joint swelling, pain, and stiffness.
Below you will find the different uses for Enbrel (etanercept).
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Plaque Psoriasis
- Crohn's Disease
Enbrel dosage is dependent on the medical condition that it is being used to treat. The following dosage is an average dose and could differ among individuals. Enbrel is an injectable medicine that is prescribed by your doctor. Follow your medical professional's directions for best results.
Enbrel Dosage for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Adults: 50mg once a week
- Children: consult with your doctor
Enbrel Dosage for Plaque Psoriasis
- Adults: 50mg twice a week
- Children: consult with your doctor
Enbrel Dosage for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Children: dosage will differ depending on the weight and size of the child
Enbrel Side Effects
While taking Enbrel individuals may experience different side effects. Note, not all side effects are listed here. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor immediately or seek medical attention.
Common Enbrel Side Effects:
- Stomach pain
- Runny nose
Less Common Enbrel Side Effects:
- Dry eyes and mouth
- Hair loss
- Skin rash
Consult with your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Sore Throat
- Irregular heartbeat
If combined with other medications, individuals may experience serious side effects. Consult with your doctor before taking Enbrel with other medications.
Below is a list of drugs that have been known to interact with Enbrel (etanercept). Note, this list does not include all possible drug interactions.
One who uses Enbrel should also avoid "live"vaccines or anyone has has recently had a "live" vaccination as the virus could be transferred to you. "Live" vaccines include mumps, rubella, measles, oral polio, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, chickenpox, nasal flu, and H1N1 influenza.