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Erelzi vs. Eticovo

Reviewed on 10/14/2019

Are Erelzi and Eticovo the Same Thing?

Erelzi (etanercept-szzs) injection and Eticovo (etanercept-ykro) are tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers used to treat certain autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in patients aged 2 years or older, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and plaque psoriasis (PsO).

Erelzi and Eticovo are biosimilar to Enbrel (etanercept).

Side effects of Erelzi and Eticovo that are similar include infections (such as upper respiratory infections, nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, and influenza), injection site reactions (redness, itching, pain, swelling, bleeding, bruising), diarrhea, rash, hives, and fever.

Both Erelzi and Eticovo may interact with live vaccines, anakinra, abatacept, and cyclophosphamide.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Erelzi?

Common side effects of Erelzi include:

  • infections,
  • injection site reactions (redness, itching, pain, swelling, bleeding, bruising),
  • diarrhea,
  • rash,
  • hives, and
  • fever.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Eticovo?

Common side effects of Eticovo include:

  • infections (such as upper respiratory infections, nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, and influenza),
  • injection site reactions,
  • diarrhea,
  • rash,
  • itching,
  • fever, and
  • hives

What is Erelzi?

Erelzi (etanercept-szzs) injection, for subcutaneous use is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in patients aged 2 years or older, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and plaque psoriasis (PsO).

What is Eticovo?

Eticovo (etanercept-ykro) is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in patients aged 2 years or older, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and plaque psoriasis (PsO) in patients 4 years or older. Eticovo is biosimilar to Enbrel (etanercept).

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What Drugs Interact With Erelzi?

Erelzi may interact with live vaccines, anakinra, abatacept, and cyclophosphamide. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Erelzi. It is unknown if it would affects a fetus. Erelzi passes into breast milk but it is unknown if it would affect a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Eticovo?

Eticovo may interact with "live vaccines," anakinra, abatacept, and cyclophosphamide, and sulfasalazine. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Eticovo; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. Eticovo passes into breast milk in low levels. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Erelzi Be Taken?

The dose of Erelzi to treat adult RA and PsA is 50 mg once weekly with or without methotrexate; the dose of Erelzi to treat AS is 50 mg once weekly; the dose of Erelzi to treat adult PsO is 50 mg twice weekly for 3 months, followed by 50 mg once weekly; and the dose of Erelzi to treat JIA (patients who weigh >63 kg) is 0.8 mg/kg weekly, with a maximum of 50 mg per week.

How Should Eticovo Be Taken?

The dose of Eticovo to treat adult rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis is 50 mg once weekly with or without methotrexate (MTX). The dose of Eticovo to treat ankylosing spondylitis is 50 mg once weekly. The dose of Eticovo to treat adult plaque psoriasis is 50 mg twice weekly for 3 months, followed by 50 mg once weekly. The dose of Eticovo to treat pediatric plaque psoriasis or plaque psoriasis (patients who weigh 63 kg or more) is 50 mg once weekly.

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References
Sandoz. Erelzi Product Information

https://www.erelzi.com/

FDA. Eticovo Prescribing Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/761066s000lbl.pdf

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