te. ENBREL is also indicated in the treatment of severe, active and progressive rheumatoid arthritis in adults not previously treated with methotrexate. In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ENBREL used alone or in combination with methotrexate has been shown to slow the progression of disease-associated structural damage as measured by X-ray.
ENBREL is given by injection and the recommended dosing is 50 mg once weekly for all adult rheumatology indications.
Since the product was first introduced, serious infections, some involving death, have been reported in patients using ENBREL. Patients should tell their doctor if they currently have an infection or are prone to getting infections. Patients should not start ENBREL if they have an infection of any type or an allergy to ENBREL or its components. ENBREL should be used with caution in patients prone to infection.
There have been reports of serious nervous-system disorders such as multiple sclerosis and/or inflammation of the nerves of the eyes. Patients should inform their doctor if they have ever had any of these disorders or if they develop them after starting ENBREL.8 Patients should also tell their doctor if they have ever been treated for heart failure. There also have been rare reports of serious blood disorders, some involving death.
Patients should contact their doctor immediately if they develop symptoms such as persistent fever, bruising, bleeding, or paleness. It is unclear if ENBREL has caused these nervous-system or blood disorders. If a patient's doctor confirms serious blood problems, patients may need to stop using ENBREL.
The most frequent adverse events in clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis patients were injection-site reactions (ISRs) (36%), infections (35%), and headaches (17%) Malignancies were rare.
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