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Enbrel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is etanercept (Enbrel)?
- What are the possible side effects of etanercept (Enbrel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about etanercept (Enbrel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using etanercept (Enbrel)?
- How should I use etanercept (Enbrel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Enbrel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Enbrel)?
- What should I avoid while using etanercept (Enbrel)?
- What other drugs will affect etanercept (Enbrel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Enbrel)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss your etanercept dose.
What happens if I overdose (Enbrel)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using etanercept (Enbrel)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using etanercept, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox.
What other drugs will affect etanercept (Enbrel)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- anakinra (Kineret);
- cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar);
- sulfasalazine (Azulfidine); or
- drugs that weaken your immune system (such as cancer medicine or steroids).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with etanercept. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about etanercept.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Enbrel Information
- Enbrel Drug Interactions Center: etanercept subq
- Enbrel Side Effects Center
- Enbrel Overview including Precautions
- Enbrel FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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