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Review: Imuran and Enbrel

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Imuran and Enbrel together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Imuran and Enbrel. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 454 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Imuran has active ingredients of azathioprine. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Imuran 9,808 users)

Enbrel has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Enbrel 175,525 users)

On Dec, 3, 2014: 454 people who take Imuran, Enbrel are studied

Imuran, Enbrel outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Imuran (azathioprine)
- Enbrel (etanercept)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Imuran is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Enbrel is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PsoriasisFailure To ThrivePyrexiaFailure To ThriveRed Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate IncreasedUrinary Tract InfectionHaemorrhoidsDiarrhoea
PainSquamous Cell Carcinoma Of SkinEyelid DisorderCondition AggravatedArthritisPain In ExtremityAnal FistulaPain
InflammationLeukopeniaEyelid PtosisRenal Failure ChronicRenal Failure ChronicAtrial FibrillationDiffuse Large B-cell LymphomaInjection Site Pain
Rheumatoid ArthritisImpaired HealingDiplopiaArthritisArthralgiaInterstitial Lung DiseaseCardiomyopathyNausea
SyncopeDyspnoeaVomitingArthralgiaMycobacterium Avium Complex InfectionNauseaAnal UlcerPyrexia
Uterine InfectionSystemic Lupus ErythematosusJoint SwellingSystemic Lupus ErythematosusConvulsionMalaiseSalivary Gland NeoplasmFatigue
Pulmonary OedemaNeutropeniaArthritisMycobacterium Avium Complex InfectionOvarian Epithelial CancerSkin AtrophyInterstitial Lung DiseaseSepsis
Respiratory Tract InfectionOvarian Epithelial CancerOcular MyastheniaConvulsionHaemangiomaPneumoniaLung NeoplasmOedema Peripheral
Haemoglobin DecreasedCutaneous VasculitisPainDiverticulitisRheumatoid ArthritisBasal Cell CarcinomaSinusitis
HypotensionSyncopeActivities Of Daily Living ImpairedImpaired HealingLung ConsolidationDeformityAnaemia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Imuran is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Enbrel is effective33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Injection Site PainFailure To Thrive
NauseaCondition Aggravated
PainInjection Site Haematoma
ArthralgiaErectile Dysfunction
Oedema PeripheralDizziness

Drug effectiveness by age :

Imuran is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Enbrel is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/aParvovirus B19 Serology PositivePyrexiaTransient Ischaemic AttackHeadacheArthritisPainInjection Site Pain
Parvovirus InfectionConvulsionFurunclePyrexiaArthralgiaDiarrhoeaArthralgia
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedMycobacterium Avium Complex InfectionImmunodeficiencyLeukopeniaPainStomatitisDyspnoea
ImmunosuppressionHistiocytosis HaematophagicInjection Site WarmthDiarrhoeaNauseaTooth AbscessNausea
Histiocytosis HaematophagicHepatorenal FailureRash GeneralisedGranulocytopeniaPyrexiaOedema PeripheralRash
Blood Urea IncreasedPneumocystis Jiroveci InfectionInjection Site SwellingCystitisRenal Failure ChronicSwellingRheumatoid Arthritis
Fibrin D Dimer IncreasedLung ConsolidationInjection Site PruritusTachycardiaSquamous Cell Carcinoma Of SkinRenal FailureCondition Aggravated
Haematocrit DecreasedJuvenile ArthritisHypoaesthesia OralHypertensionRed Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate IncreasedFoot FractureInjection Site Erythema
Haemoglobin DecreasedDisseminated Intravascular CoagulationSpeech DisorderRespiratory Tract InfectionActivities Of Daily Living ImpairedGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseFall
Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time ProlongedHaemangiomaInjection Site ErythemaJoint SwellingUrinary Tract InfectionExostosisPsoriasis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Imuran (azathioprine) is often used to treat crohn's disease. Enbrel (etanercept) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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