Rheumatoid Arthritis Enbrel (etacept 25mg)

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Nilkanth Says:


Hello I am from India. My wife (52 years old) is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis from last 12 years. Recently we consulted with doc. he told us about Enbrel (Etacept 25mg inj.) and suggested to take Etacept 25mg twice a week for 3 month.
My main concern is it is very very expensive in India even though I can afford 24 dosses (for 3 months).Doctor told us after 3 month you dont need these treatment.
I want to know its really true?? The result of Etacept 25mg will life long?? Or it used just to make temporary relief?? After reading above discussion I come to know peoples are using this for year n year. Which is economically not possible in my case.
Please help me to decide whether to start this treatment or not.



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Bea Says:

So I understood you have to take Enbrel for a long time, when not for the hole life. Maybe I will also start with this treatment because Methotrexat didn't help.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Nilkanth! How are you?

No, it is not a lifelong remedy or cure. It may help for awhile, but not permanently. It can also cause some problematic side effects, according to the U.S FDA, such as depression, mood swings, itching, blurred vision, chest pain, convulsions, and double vision.

It might be best to ask the doctor about exploring other treatment options.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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