Enbrel

Active Ingredient(s): Etanercept
FDA Approved: * November 2, 1998
Pharm Company: * IMMUNEX
Category: Arthritis

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Enbrel Overview

Etanercept (trade name Enbrel or Benepali) is a biopharmaceutical that treats autoimmune diseases by interfering with tumor necrosis factor (TNF, a soluble inflammatory cytokine) by acting as a TNF inhibitor. It has U.S. F.D.A. approval to treat rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis and ankylosing spondylitis. TNF-alpha is the "master regulator" of the inflammatory (immune) response in many organ systems. Autoimmune diseases are caused b...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etanercept

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Enbrel and skin problems on face

I was taking pre-filled injections of Enbrel for 4 weeks and didn’t really see much difference until I switched to the click-pen on Wednesday, which, since then I have had scabs all over my face and an itching sensation like crazy. It looks horrible, like a bad case of acne and blisters and scabs.

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Will I have withdrawal symptoms if I go off Enbrel?

I have been on Enbrel now for a couple of years. Will I experience withdrawal if I go off the drug? Do I have to do it gradually? ## Hello, Erena! How are you? Yes, after taking it for years, it is probably best to do a slow taper. It's not a narcotic, so it's not likely to cause severe withdrawal symptoms, but some of them can still be quite annoying. Learn more Enbrel details here. Have you discussed it with your doctor? ## I have tajen embrel for a year and my ins changed but i seem to be having withdrawal symtoms like rashes. Loose bowls and bone aches is rhis possible ## What are the withdrawal symptoms?

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Pain on enbrel getting worse

I've been on Enbrel for a number of months now and have found it useful but my joint pain is getting worse and returning to levels of pain I had before using it. I am on 50ml autoinjection 1x weekly and was wondering if others have had the same problem and if they increased their injections to 2x weekly or not? ## Hello Cas, It could possibly be that your condition is worsening or that you are simply forming a tolerance to the medication. This sort of thing is hard enough for medical professionals to properly diagnose and far harder for those of us on the internet who wish to help you, I suggest that you schedule a visit with your primary care doctor and discuss this matter with them as they will be best equipped to help you manage the situation properly. Best of luck. ## Thank you ...

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Fasting the day before Enbrel

Has anyone tried fasting on the day before taking Enbrel? I heard it works for Methotrexate but I was wondering if it worked to lessen the nausea after injecting Enbrel? ## Hello Mary, I've looked all over but I can't seem to find anywhere that supports this idea, not even from forums dedicated to discussing Enbrel. I was able to find a forum on the "livingwithpsoriaticarthritis" organization website that discusses the matter of nausea but most users state that this only happens for the first few shots and subsides within a few hours. In regards to your specific question of fasting before the injection I would advise you discuss this matter with your doctor first to ensure that it is safe and will have no negative effects on you. If your doctor gives you the go ahead I s...

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Enbrel biologic and Shingrix shingles vaccine

I have been on Enbrel for several years and wanted to know if anyone in this group has taken the new shingles vaccine Shingrix? If so what was your response? A nurse at Amgen, the maker of Enbrel said she couldn't advise about taking Shingrix while on Enbrel. The Shingrix literature says those on Immune suppressors would get a lesser shingles protective response. Shingrix is not a live vaccine and I think that is the only thing prohibited while on Enbrel. Thanks for your help. ## Hello Mark, I took a look at the manufacturers page and like you previously stated it says that you should not take any live vaccines while on the medication, however, right above that line it states that you should take all vaccines prior to starting this medication. I believe that because they went out of...

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Weight Loss from Enbrel

Since starting Enbrel 2 years ago for PA I have lost 24 pounds. The doc claims he has never had a patient react that way. It has helped my neck and psoriasis somewhat. I've had other tests done for the weight loss... thyroid, blood, colonoscopy. ..nothing shows. Weight loss is great if you know why, but I don't. Not happy. ## Weight loss is listed by the FDA as a possible side effect of Enbrel. You may also experience nausea, headache, hair loss and stomach pain. They list it as being incidence unknown, which means that it has been proven to be caused in some people by this medication, but exact statistics on how often it happens are not available. Are you on any other medications? ## Sometimes you just lose weight because you feel better so you’re moving more

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Emberl

Trying to find information about this drug, it is used for arthritis. ## The correct spelling of this medication is ENBREL (active ingredient Etanercept). It has U.S. F.D.A. approval to treat rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis and ankylosing spondylitis.

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Side Effects Of Enbrel

I have been on enbrel now for weeks with dreadful side effects this week. I feel so ill. I slept for three days, have painful legs and a sore throat..... ## I have been taking Enbrel for three weeks and although my RA has reduced significantly the side effects are rough. I a, sick to my stomach, I'm crying at the drop of a hat and I have no energy, just to name a few. ## I'm sorry that you've both been having such problems. Are either of you feeling better, yet? These are listed among the possible side effects provided by the FDA. You may also experience bladder pain, blurred vision, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Can anyone else that's been on this chime in with their experiences? ## Dr. decided to give Enbel another try. I'm still having difficulties with site inject...

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How long did Enbrel take to start working for Ankylosing Spondilitis back Pain?

Hi there I need some help. How long did Enbrel take to start working for you for Ankylosing Spondilitis back Pain? Really appreciate your help. Thanks ## It took me about 3-4 weeks for it to fully work. But, I was told it varies. usually 2-6 weeks. It has taken away the most excruciating pain I have ever felt. You should however study all that you can about this medicine & always do your best to maintain a clean lifestyle due to enbrels suppression of your immune system. Simply put if something or someone looks dirty or seems sick, distance yourself. I have been on Enbrel for about 4 yrs. & have same medical issue. Feel free to post back if you have any other questions. ## I took enbrel but got very bad side effects I took for a s I was on it for 1 year

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Enbrel Side Effect?

Have any of you Enbrel users experienced persistant muscle pain involving the entire leg? This pain is of the level that interrupts sleep. ## does not sound like side effect but sounds like you should see a nurologist I had nerve problems along with RA and what a diffrence to find that out always thought it was the RA but I had two things wrong then I was put on diffrent meds. feel like a new women. feel free to email me! ## Thanks for your input Donna - It took several specialists, and more than a few tests to determine that I too had a problem other than the arthritis! I did eventually end up witha Neurologist - and the problem was pin-pointed. Seems we have similar stories as I too feel like a new person - so glad it wasn't more Arthritis to deal with and especially glad in was i...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Etanercept
  • Injection: 25mg, 25mg/0.5ml, 50mg/1ml, 50mg/ml
  • Syringe: 50mg/ml
  • Vial: 25mg/vial
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Enbrel: (12 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50090-3531 Enbrel 50 mg/ml Subcutaneous Solution by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50090-4490 Enbrel 50 mg/ml Subcutaneous Solution by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 58406-010 Enbrel 25 mg/.5ml Subcutaneous Solution by Immunex Corporation
  • 58406-021 Enbrel 50 mg/ml Subcutaneous Solution by Immunex Corporation
  • 58406-032 Enbrel 50 mg/ml Subcutaneous Solution by Immunex Corporation
  • 58406-044 Enbrel 50 mg/ml Subcutaneous Solution by Immunex Corporation
  • 58406-425 Enbrel Kit by Immunex Corporation
  • 58406-435 Enbrel 50 mg/ml Subcutaneous Solution by Immunex Corporation
  • 58406-445 Enbrel 50 mg/ml Subcutaneous Solution by Immunex Corporation
  • 58406-446 Enbrel 50 mg/ml Subcutaneous Solution by Immunex Corporation
  • 58406-455 Enbrel 25 mg/.5ml Subcutaneous Solution by Immunex Corporation
  • 58406-456 Enbrel 50 mg/ml Subcutaneous Solution by Immunex Corporation

Other drugs which contain Etanercept or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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Enbrel Side Effect?
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Enbrel biologic and Shingrix shingles vaccine
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enbrel and probs
just wondering did anyone have a bad reaction to enbrel? I had to stop after 7 weeks. ## Hello, Molly! How are you? Yes,... 1 reply
Enbrel and skin problems on face
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Pain on enbrel getting worse
I've been on Enbrel for a number of months now and have found it useful but my joint pain is getting worse and retur... 3 replies
How long did Enbrel take to start working for Ankylosing Spondilitis back Pain?
Hi there I need some help. How long did Enbrel take to start working for you for Ankylosing Spondilitis back Pain? Reall... 2 replies
Side Effects Of Enbrel
I have been on enbrel now for weeks with dreadful side effects this week. I feel so ill. I slept for three days, have pa... 9 replies
Weight Loss from Enbrel
Since starting Enbrel 2 years ago for PA I have lost 24 pounds. The doc claims he has never had a patient react that way... 2 replies
Rheumatoid Arthritis Enbrel (Etacept 25mg)
Hello I am from India. My wife (52 years old) is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis from last 12 years. Recently we con... 2 replies




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