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Side effect(s) of Etanercept

Read the side effects of Etanercept as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious adverse effects- Increase in serious infections including fungal infections and tuberculosis and cancers like lymphomas.

Heart- Congestive Heart failure, heart attack.

Central Nervous System- Seizures, headache, dizziness, stroke, demyelinating diseases, inflammation of nerves, aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain in the absence of infection), hydrocephalus (abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within brain).

Skin- Rash, hair loss, worsening psoriasis, inflammation of blood vessels in skin, skin cancer, severe allergic reactions.

Eye and ENT- Inflammation of eyes, nose and throat.

Gastrointestinal- Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dry mouth, inflammation of the digestive system, perforation of the intestine.

Genitourinary- Kidney stone, kidney damage, urinary tract infection.

Blood- Decrease in red blood cells, white blood cells and /or platelets, lymph node swelling.

Liver- Liver inflammation.

Local- Injection-site reactions (erythema and/or itching, pain, or swelling).

Metabolic- Increase in blood sugar, weight gain.

Musculoskeletal- Inflammation of bursa, muscles, joint pain, lupus-like syndrome.

Respiratory- Upper respiratory tract infections, cough, difficulty in breathing, lung disease.

Miscellaneous- Autoimmune reaction, inflammation of veins, flu like syndrome, Sarcoidosis.

Other Precautions : *If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Name : Etanercept

Etanercept(Enbrel Prefilled Syringes) generic is a tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) blocker, prescribed for ankylosing spondylitis (type of joint pain that affects your back), juvenile arthritis (arthritis-related condition that develops in children), psoriasis, and rheumatoid (inflammation of the joints) and psoriatic arthritis.
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Enbrel Prefilled Syringes
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