3 patient evaluations for Etanercept with a adherence rating of Usually

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Jul 9, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriatic arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weakened immune system)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Painful. Ice injection site for 20 min. Worth it with chronic pain control.

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Apr 21, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriatic arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weakened immune system, sinus infection)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly

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Apr 16, 2009 (Started Dec 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation in joints)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site itching, injection site redness)
  • 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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