Enbrel Injection

    Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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    What is Enbrel?

    Enbrel Injection is used for Rheumatoid arthritis, Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Plaque psoriasis and other conditions. Enbrel Injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Enbrel Injection contains Etanercept as an active ingredient.
    Enbrel Injection works by blocking the activity of tumor necrosis factor to stop the functioning of white blood cells.
    Pfizer manufactures Enbrel Injection.
    Detailed information related to Enbrel Injection's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Enbrel Injection Uses

    Enbrel Injection is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1
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    Enbrel Injection Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Enbrel Injection improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 2

    Enbrel Injection - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Enbrel Injection is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Enbrel Injection - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Enbrel Injection. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 1
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    Enbrel Injection - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Enbrel Injection, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Alcohol abuse
    • Be careful if you have inflammation of liver, nerves of the eyes or spinal cord
    • Consult your doctor if you have history of recurrent infection or tuberculosis, immunosuppression or diabetes
    • Consult your doctor if you have weight loss or blood in the stool
    • Monitor blood glucose if a diabetic
    • Monitor for signs and symptoms of bleeding
    References: 1, 1

    Enbrel Injection - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Enbrel Injection may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Enbrel Injection may interact with the following drugs and products:
    References: 1
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    Enbrel Injection - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Enbrel Injection is a contraindication. In addition, Enbrel Injection should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Active infection
    • Children with all types of arthritis
    • Concurrent cyclophosphamide therapy
    • Lactation
    • Live vaccines
    • Pregnancy
    References: 1
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    Where to Buy Enbrel Injection

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    Enbrel Injection - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Enbrel Injection safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      References: 1
    • Is Enbrel Injection safe while breastfeeding?
      References: 1
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Enbrel Injection medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Enbrel Injection. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Enbrel Injection

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Overdosage of Enbrel Injection

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Enbrel Injection, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 7, 8, 9

    Storage of Enbrel Injection

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Enbrel Injection.
    References: 10, 11, 12, 13

    Expired Enbrel Injection

    • Taking a single dose of expired Enbrel Injection is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 14, 15

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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    Enbrel Injection - Packages and Strengths

    Enbrel Injection is available in the following packages and strengths
    Enbrel Injection - Packages: 4 Pre-filled Pens, 4 Pre-filled Syringe (0.5ml) + 8 Alcohol Swabs, 4 Pre-filled Syringes (1ml) + 8 Alcoholic Swabs
    Enbrel Injection - Strengths: 25Mg, 50Mg

    Enbrel Injection - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Enbrel Injection - Demographic Information


    1. DailyMed LABEL: ENBREL- etanercept solution ENBREL- etanercept - Accessed: October 12, 2016. (Accessed on 12/17/16)
    2. Zalevsky J, Secher T, Ezhevsky SA, et al. (August 2007). "Dominant-negative inhibitors of soluble TNF attenuate experimental arthritis without suppressing innate immunity to infection". J. Immunol. 179 (3): 1872–83. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.179.3.1872. PMID 17641054. - Accessed: October 12, 2016. (Accessed on 12/17/16)
    3. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    4. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    6. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    7. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    14. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    15. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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