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Review: could Enbrel cause Gastrointestinal disorder?

We study 174,933 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 235 have Gastrointestinal disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Gastrointestinal disorder and more.

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Enbrel (latest outcomes from 175,495 users) has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Gastrointestinal disorder

Gastrointestinal disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract) (latest reports from 105,991 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression.

On Aug, 29, 2014: 174,933 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 235 people (0.13%) have Gastrointestinal Disorder. They amount to 0.22% of all the 105,991 people who have Gastrointestinal Disorder on eHealthMe.

Trend of Gastrointestinal disorder in Enbrel reports

Time on Enbrel when people have Gastrointestinal disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gastrointestinal disorder6.56%26.23%16.39%16.39%21.31%9.84%3.28%

Gender of people who have Gastrointestinal disorder when taking Enbrel * :

Gastrointestinal disorder75.92%24.08%

Age of people who have Gastrointestinal disorder when taking Enbrel * :

Gastrointestinal disorder0.00%0.00%0.54%1.62%9.19%8.65%30.81%49.19%

Severity of Gastrointestinal disorder when taking Enbrel ** :


How people recovered from Gastrointestinal disorder ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (106 people, 45.11%)
  2. Ankylosing spondylitis (23 people, 9.79%)
  3. Psoriasis (15 people, 6.38%)
  4. Psoriatic arthropathy (11 people, 4.68%)
  5. Hypertension (7 people, 2.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (67 people, 28.51%)
  2. Prednisone (47 people, 20.00%)
  3. Folic acid (21 people, 8.94%)
  4. Humira (18 people, 7.66%)
  5. Alendronate sodium (12 people, 5.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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