Review: could Enbrel cause Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (Fatigue)?
Summary: Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness 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, 5,767 have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness. Find out below who they are, when they have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness and more.
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Enbrel has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 175,543 Enbrel users)
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 200,643 Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 174,980 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 5,766 people (3.30%) have Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness.
Time on Enbrel when people have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness||16.97%||29.82%||10.12%||12.01%||15.28%||12.54%||3.27% |
Gender of people who have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Enbrel * :
|Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness||76.41%||23.59% |
Age of people who have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Enbrel * :
|Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness||0.02%||0.40%||1.82%||3.89%||9.33%||20.85%||31.21%||32.49% |
Severity of Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Enbrel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness||15.79%||21.05%||52.63%||10.53% |
How people recovered from Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness||0.00%||8.33%||91.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (3,617 people, 62.73%)
- Psoriasis (1,400 people, 24.28%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (1,127 people, 19.55%)
- Ankylosing spondylitis (483 people, 8.38%)
- Juvenile arthritis (102 people, 1.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (1,285 people, 22.29%)
- Prednisone (298 people, 5.17%)
- Plaquenil (263 people, 4.56%)
- Folic acid (256 people, 4.44%)
- Aspirin (153 people, 2.65%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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i startted on Embrel Sept. 2011 it took approx 3 months before i saw any positive effects, ihave had chest inf. and 2 flare ups, what bothers me most is constant nausea and dry heaving and fatigue, the pain is managable now but my quality of life is not very good as i am too tired to do much of anything although this is preferable to the pain, i feel as if i am between a rock and a hard place!
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