Enbrel (Injection)

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by JOHN W MILLER in 37716, 08/06/2009

Enbrel Injection

My husband insist on me giving him the injection but says it hurts really bad when i do it, does this medicine cause pain when you push it in or am I doing something wrong? Are there any resources I can look at that will help me better unstand giving ...
by TINA L in Angola, IN, 01/17/2006

How long can Enbrel be out of the fridge?

How long can Enbrel be out of the fridge. I have 50mg vials and I put them in another fridge while we were cleaning our other one. When I went to pull them out the fridge was warmer than a normal cold fridge would be. The time period was under 8 hours...
by Joe in Seattle, Wa, 02/05/2006

Enbrel (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Enbrel (Injection)

Enbrel (Injection) Medication Classification

ETANERCEPT (Injection)

Enbrel (Injection) Brandname


Enbrel (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Etanercept (et-a-NER-sept) Treats symptoms of rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis in adults and children, and slows joint damage in adults.

When To Not Use Enbrel (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to etanercept or if you have sepsis (an infection in the blood).

How Should You Use Enbrel (Injection)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • This powder medicine must be mixed with the liquid provided in your dose kit. Mix the medicine only when you are ready to use it. Do not shake the medicine after it has been mixed. Do not use if it is cloudy or has specks floating in it.
  • Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas. Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Enbrel (Injection) Storage

Store Enbrel (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Enbrel (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Enbrel (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using medicines that weaken the immune system (such as steroids, chemotherapy, or radiation).
  • Talk to your doctor before getting flu shots or other vaccines while you are using etanercept. It is best for a child to be up-to-date on all vaccinations before receiving etanercept.

Enbrel (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes, an infection of any kind, or a history of recurrent infections, multiple sclerosis, blood disorders, cancer, congestive heart failure, or allergy to latex rubber.
  • If you develop an infection while taking this medicine, call your doctor right away. Your doctor may want to watch you closely and may want you to stop using the medicine until the infection goes away. If you have been exposed to chickenpox or any other virus, call your doctor.
  • If you are receiving the injection at home, do not handle the syringe if you are allergic to latex. The needle cover of the syringe contains latex.

Enbrel (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Fever, chills, cough, hoarseness, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat
  • Loss of muscle strength or feeling, problems with walking or coordination
  • Problems with vision or pain in your eyes
  • Unexplained cough, coughing up blood, night sweats
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, pale skin, or weakness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild pain, redness, swelling, itching, bleeding, or bruising at the place where your shot was given
  • Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting

Enbrel (Injection) Ratings

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Enbrel (Injection)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Pratham, Pratham - 01/13/2014

Levaquin nearly dseeroytd me!! Luckily i Am always extremely aware of any and all big pharma drugs I put in my body. I had taken Cairo several times in the past soni figured I would be ok taking levaquin. The first pill I noticed I just felt weak and my joints would make a popping noise. I didn't make much of it. The morning after taking my 2nd pill´╗┐ I could not walk!! My Achilles swollen to double its size in both feet. The pain was unbearable. My usually normal bp 110/65 shot up to 150/105.

Enbrel (Injection)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Mike hembrandt, California - 03/31/2008

I am more than pleased with Enbrel WubQ. I have been using this medication for several years and I don't have any complaints. I'm not sure where I would be without it.

Enbrel (Injection)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Sandy, New York, NYC - 02/02/2008

Enbrel has helped improve my muscle soreness and arthritis. However, while attempting to ease myself off the medication, my arthritis flared up in a bad way. Now I wish I hadn't ever heard of this medication.