Enbrel Drug

Important Information about Enbrel Drug

  • Enbrel works by decreasing a certain protein formed by the immune system.
  • The generic name of enbrel is etanercept.
  • Before taking enbrel tell to doctor if you have a weak immune system, congestive heart failure, diabetes.

Enbrel serious side effects are:

  • Shortness of breath with swelling, rapid weight gain
  • Chest pain, ongoing cough, coughing up blood
  • Easy bruising or bleeding, pale skin, unusual weakness
  • Signs of skin infection such as itching, swelling, warmth, redness, or oozing
  • Black, bloody, or tarry stools
  • Changes in mood or personality (in children)
  • Numbness, burning, pain, or tingly feeling
  • Joint pain or swelling with fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, chest pain, unusual thoughts or behavior, and/or seizure (convulsions)
  • Patchy skin color, red spots, or a butterfly-shaped skin rash over your cheeks and nose (worsens in sunlight).

Less serious enbrel side effects may include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain;
  • Runny or stuffy nose, cold symptoms; or
  • Headache.