What is Enbrel SureClick?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Etanercept

Enbrel® is a brand name for the antirheumatic etanercept. This medication helps block inflammation and it may be used to treat certain auto-immune conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Rheumatoid arthritis 138 73
Psoriatic arthritis 36 26
Psoriasis 15 6
Ankylosing spondylitis 7 4
Systemic lupus erythematosus 4 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 9
Moderate 18
Mild 31
None 50

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Enbrel SureClick

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 7
Injection site redness 4
Bruising 3
Headaches 3
Injection site itching 3
Injection site bruising 2

Show all 43 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Enbrel SureClick

Dosage Patients
50 mg weekly 22
100 mg weekly 1
50 mg every other day 1

Why patients stopped taking Enbrel SureClick

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 34
Doctor's advice 21
Side effects too severe 15
Other 10
Expense 5
Change in health plan coverage 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 2
See all 71 patients who've stopped taking Enbrel SureClick

Duration

Currently taking Enbrel SureClick

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Enbrel SureClick

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 85
Usually 14
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 23
A little hard to take 32
Not at all hard to take 47
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 5
$50-99 6
$25-49 15
< $25 43
Not specified 29

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Enbrel SureClick after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 10
Adalimumab (Humira) 8
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 6
Leflunomide (Arava) 3
Golimumab (Simponi SmartJect) 2

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Enbrel SureClick and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira) 8
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 3
Abatacept (Orencia) 2
Apremilast (Otezla) 2
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 2

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

5 patient evaluations for Enbrel SureClick

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 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

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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

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