What is Enbrel SureClick?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Etanercept

Enbrel®, the brand name for the antirheumatic etanercept, is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used for moderate to severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in patients with inadequate response to other antirheumatic drugs; psoriatic arthritis; and active ankylosing spondylitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 131 61
Psoriatic Arthritis 35 24
Psoriasis 15 8
Ankylosing Spondylitis 7 4
Rheumatoid Arthritis 3 1
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 3 2

Show all 23 reasons taken


  • 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 27
None 40

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Enbrel SureClick

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 5
Injection site reaction 4
Injection site redness 4
Injection site itching 3
Bruising 2
Headaches 2

Show all 58 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Enbrel SureClick

Dosage Patients
50 mg weekly 20
50 mg five times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Enbrel SureClick

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 25
Doctor's advice 15
Side effects too severe 13
Other 9
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 2
See all 57 patients who’ve stopped taking Enbrel SureClick

Duration

Currently taking Enbrel SureClick

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

Stopped taking Enbrel SureClick

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 73
Usually 12
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 30
Not at all hard to take 37
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 9
$100-199 4
$50-99 4
$25-49 15
< $25 37
Not specified 25

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Enbrel SureClick after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira Pen) 7
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 7
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 3
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 2
Clindamycin topical (Cleocin T) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Enbrel SureClick and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira Pen) 5
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 2
Abatacept (Orencia) 1
Golimumab (Simponi SmartJect) 1
Otezla 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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5 patient evaluations for Enbrel SureClick

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agoodwin
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agoodwin
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 29y
  • Organ: Liver
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Liver : 6y Transplanted
I have:
Liver Transplant

See agoodwin's full Enbrel SureClick history

Jul 9, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Psoriatic Arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Immune system weak)
  • 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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poppysmom
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poppysmom
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 59
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vg
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Apr 1, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

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

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frantasm
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frantasm
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: n
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

See frantasm's full Enbrel SureClick history

Jul 10, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • 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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