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Review: could Enbrel cause Gastrointestinal disorder?





Summary: Gastrointestinal disorder 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 174,963 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

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

Gastrointestinal disorder

Gastrointestinal disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression.(latest reports from Gastrointestinal disorder 27,547 patients)

On Dec, 2, 2014: 174,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 235 people (0.13%) have Gastrointestinal Disorder.

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 * :

FemaleMale
Gastrointestinal disorder75.92%24.08%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gastrointestinal disorder0.00%0.00%0.54%1.62%9.19%8.65%30.81%49.19%

Severity of Gastrointestinal disorder when taking Enbrel ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Gastrointestinal disorder ** :

n/a

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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