5 patient evaluations for Etanercept taken for the purpose of 'rheumatoid arthritis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Apr 1, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 10, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rashes (redness, swelling), fatigue, nausea, itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Enbrel helped clear up my acne which is nice. I combat the itching/swelling at the injection site by leaving the medicine out for 45min before injecting. Then I immediately apply anti-itch cream to about an inch or two circle around the site.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weakened immune system)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2010 (Started May 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: If you can't stand the sting of the SureClick injection, try the 25 mg multi-use vials. You mix them yourself so they don't have preservatives, which is what made the SureClick sting so bad for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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