18 patient evaluations for Etanercept

Dec 15, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stopped working)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: had a lot of hazardous waste boxes

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 16, 2009 (Started Dec 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation in joints)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site redness, injection site itching)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: I loved Enbrel; it didn't love me back. It stopped working so well after about a year. It was slightly problematic as well in that sometimes I had to wait to take it because the pharmacy had to special-order it. Fortunately I didn't have to travel with it; that would have been VERY problematic, as it has to stay at a certain temperature. I also had injection-site reactions. Sometimes the itching was so bad I'd scratch until I bled. All this taken together prompted my doctor to change my treatment to Orencia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: injection site redness, injection site itching

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Aug 12, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (multiple sclerosis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: If you have any kind of nervous system problem do not take this med
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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