Etanercept benefit and side effects, risk and danger
February 11 2016

Etanercept is an injectable pharmaceutical drug that blocks tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) and is used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. TNF alpha is a protein that the body produces during the inflammatory response, the body’s reaction to injury. Etanercept is a synthetic (man-made) protein that binds to TNF alpha. It thereby acts like a sponge to remove most of the TNF alpha molecules from the joints and blood. This prevents TNF alpha from promoting inflammation and the fever, pain, tenderness and swelling of joints in patients with rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Etanecerpt use for RA and other rheumatic conditions
Etanercept reduces the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, the arthritis of psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis. It prevents the progressive destruction of the joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and the arthritis of psoriasis.

This drug is not prescribed for age-related arthritis or osteoarthritis.

Etanecerpt side effects, danger, safety, risk
Injection site reactions and mild upper respiratory infections are common etanecerpt side effects.

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