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ETACEPT 25 MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 6875 for 1 vial(s) (3 ML injection each)
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Composition for ETACEPT

Etanercept(25 mg)

food interaction for ETACEPT

alcohol interaction for ETACEPT

pregnancy interaction for ETACEPT

lactation interaction for ETACEPT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Etacept 25 mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Etacept 25 mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ETACEPT

Etanercept(25 mg)

Uses

Etacept 25 mg injection is used in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis (silvery scaly skin rash), ulcerative colitis and crohn disease.

How it works

Etacept 25 mg injection a disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug, belongs to a class of medications called TNF? inhibitor. It works by blocking the activity of a protein TNF?, thereby suppressing the function of white blood cells (macrophage and T-cell), reducing the inflammation in joints, and preventing new erosions.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Cough, Headache, Heartburn, Injection site swelling, Injection site pain, Pain, Itching, Skin rash, Skin redness, Stomach pain, Weakness

Common Dosage for ETACEPT 25 MG INJECTION

Patients taking ETACEPT 25 MG INJECTION

  • 50%
    Once A Week
  • 50%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES for ETACEPT

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    Rs. 5500/ML of injection
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Expert advice for ETACEPT

  • Do not start etanercept if you have infection, history of recurrent infection, diabetes, allergic reaction, about to have surgery, had inflammation of liver (hepatitis B or C), multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis (inflammation of the nerves of the eyes) or transverse myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord), had congestive heart failure, lymphoma (a type of blood), alcohol abuse, have Wegener’s granulomatosis (disorder causing inflammation of blood vessels).
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you suffer from allergic reactions (dizziness, rash, chest tightness, or wheezing), see signs of tuberculosis (persistent cough, weight loss, listlessness, mild fever), blood disorders (persistent fever, bleeding, sore throat, bruising, or paleness), chicken pox, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and pain, weight loss, or blood in the stool.
  • Make sure that your child has taken all vaccinations before taking etanercept. 
  • Take special precautions if you suffer from swallowing or breathing troubles, swelling of the face, hands, throat, or feet, feeling nervous or anxious, sudden reddening of the skin and/or a warm feeling, throbbing sensations, severe rash, itching, or hives (elevated patches of red or pale skin that often itch) after taking etanercept.
  • Etanercept is not recommended in children with all types of arthritis. Consult your doctor before giving etanercept.

Frequently asked questions for ETACEPT

Etanercept

Q.Is etanercept a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug?
Yes, etanercept is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug

Q.Is etanercept a steroid or monoclonal antibody?
Etanercept is not a steroid or monoclonal antibody. It is a recombinant human protein and TNF inhibitor

Q.Is etanercept safe?
Etanercept is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does etanercept cause weight gain or hair loss?
Etanercept can cause weight gain and hair loss

Q.How long does etanercept take to work?
Etanercept can start action in few days but usually it takes around 2-12 weeks to work for complete action.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 February, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)