Information about Etanercept
Etanercept is used in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
How etanercept works
Etanercept blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain joint diseases.
Common side effects of etanercept
Allergic reaction, Upper respiratory tract infection, Itching, Rash, Injection site reaction
Available Medicine for Etanercept
- ₹8700 to ₹17170Pfizer Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹5714 to ₹10390Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹6875Cipla Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹28740Taj Pharma India Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Etanercept
- Etanercept is given by injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection). You, a friend, or a family member can be taught how to give the injections.
- Some people feel better quite quickly after receiving the injection while others may take longer. Keep taking your medication.
- Etanercept could make it harder for you to fight infections. It is best to stop taking Etanercept if you have a fever or think you have an infection, or you have been given antibiotics to treat an infection.
- Have a tuberculosis skin test & chest x-ray done before starting Etanercept.
- Get blood tests done regularly to keep a track of your arthritis and make sure that Etanercept is not affecting your blood counts.
Frequently asked questions for 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.