Have not being diagnosed with any form of arthritis but have had a sore pubic bone,lower back,groin,hips and archilles for some time now (3-5 years)all scans etc have not shown any nerve damage or anything treatible.I have been put on enbrel and taken 5 injections yet to see a change... is it going to work because i am banking on it big time.
15 Dec 2011
I'm really surprised that a doctor would prescribe Enbrel without a diagnosis. I take it for rheumatoid arthritis and it is also used for psoriatic arthritis, anklosing spondylitis, and other autoimmune diseases. It is not going to help with osteo arthritis as it works by suppressing a part of the immune system called tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFa). Also, even if you do have an autoimmune disease there is no guarantee that it will work... usually you have to give it 3-4 months before trying something else although some people have a response in just a couple of weeks. This is a big drug and very expensive so I'm wondering why your doctor thinks it will help if you don't have an autoimmune/inflammatory disease. I hope they gave you a TB test first as this is very important before starting it.
- Enbrel Information for Consumers
- Enbrel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Enbrel (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
not just going down to one 25m shot a week, but doing two half- 25m shots per week... I keep getting sick when i do a shot, but im afraid the ...
4 answers • 2 Mar 2010
I see on many sites Enbrel can help with psoriatic arthritis when taken with Methotrexate, however my doctor only prescribed the Enbrel. Have ...
3 answers • 27 Jan 2011
... osteo-arthritis. Just diagnosed with shingles (so far, mild symptoms). On acyclovir for four days; switched to valtrex because of ease of dosage. ...
0 answers • 24 May 2013
Hi my friends 2 year old has juvenile psorisis arthritis and is to start on enbrel in the next weeks
... as soon as his liver values improve. Just wondering if any of you have experience of enbrel in toddlers ? Thanks, Mary
1 answer • 2 May 2014