ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable)

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Etanercept and Episcleritis

Is there any reason why a person with sero-positive Rheumatoid and Episcleitis can not have Etanercept?
by Karl Nicholl in newcastle upon Tyne, England, 04/24/2007

ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable)

ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

ETANERCEPT (Injection)

ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname


ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable) 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 ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable)

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 ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable)


  • 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 ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable)

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.

ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable) 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.

ETANERCEPT (Injection) (Injectable) 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

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