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WHAT IS ETACEPT 25 MG ETANERCEPT?
Etanercept is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker. It works by decreasing TNF, a protein produced by the immune system to helps the body fight infections. In people with autoimmune disorders, the immune system produces too much TNF and mistakenly attacks healthy cells.
Etanercept is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis, and to prevent joint damage caused by these conditions. Etanercept is also used to treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in children who are at least 2 years old.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Serious and sometimes fatal infections may occur. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of infection such as: fever, chills, cough, sweating, body aches, skin sores or redness, diarrhea, weight loss, burning when you urinate, coughing up blood, or feeling very tired or short of breath.
Also call your doctor at once if you have:
blood problems--fever, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
liver problems--upper stomach pain, vomiting, tiredness, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
lupus-like syndrome--joint pain or swelling, chest discomfort, feeling short of breath, skin rash on your cheeks or arms (worsens in sunlight);
nerve problems--numbness or tingling, problems with vision, or weak feeling in your arms or legs;
new or worsening psoriasis--skin redness or scaly patches, raised bumps filled with pus;
signs of heart failure--shortness of breath with swelling of your ankles or feet, rapid weight gain;
signs of lymphoma--fever, night sweats, weight loss, stomach pain or swelling, chest pain, cough, trouble breathing, swollen glands (in your neck, armpits, or groin); or
signs of tuberculosis--fever, cough, night sweats, loss of appetite, weight loss, feeling constantly tired.
Common side effects may include:
pain, swelling, itching, or redness where the medicine was injected;
cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Refrigerate at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F). Do not shake. Do not freeze or store in extreme heat or cold. Store in the original carton to protect from light or physical damage.