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Review: could Enbrel cause Back pain?

Summary: Back pain is found among people who take Enbrel, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 174,980 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,705 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Enbrel

Enbrel has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 175,543 Enbrel users)

Back pain

Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,043 Back pain patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 174,980 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 2,705 people (1.55%) have Back Pain.

Trend of Back pain in Enbrel reports

Time on Enbrel when people have Back pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Back pain14.92%26.68%11.55%11.34%19.33%13.66%2.52%

Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Enbrel * :

FemaleMale
Back pain73.68%26.32%

Age of people who have Back pain when taking Enbrel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Back pain0.05%0.18%1.75%3.87%8.84%16.07%29.42%39.83%

Severity of Back pain when taking Enbrel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Back pain0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Back pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Back pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,559 people, 57.63%)
  2. Psoriasis (706 people, 26.10%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (620 people, 22.92%)
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis (411 people, 15.19%)
  5. Osteoarthritis (56 people, 2.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (552 people, 20.41%)
  2. Prednisone (183 people, 6.77%)
  3. Folic acid (168 people, 6.21%)
  4. Omeprazole (97 people, 3.59%)
  5. Plaquenil (85 people, 3.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I started prednisone again from the start of July. By mid-August I told my MD that I was screaming louder than I ever had; my dog was very startled. I stopped it gradually over the next two weeks. Meanwhile, the Otezla made me feel awful.

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