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Review: could Enbrel cause Heart palpitations?

We study 174,917 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 539 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.

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Enbrel

Enbrel (latest outcomes from 175,480 users) has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 314,375 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 174,912 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 539 people (0.31%) have Heart Palpitations. They amount to 0.17% of all the 314,253 people who have Heart Palpitations on eHealthMe.

Trend of Heart palpitations in Enbrel reports

Time on Enbrel when people have Heart palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart palpitations25.95%29.01%9.92%16.79%12.98%2.29%3.05%

Gender of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Enbrel * :

FemaleMale
Heart palpitations84.07%15.93%

Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Enbrel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%1.94%8.98%13.83%17.23%25.97%32.04%

Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Enbrel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (238 people, 44.16%)
  2. Psoriasis (118 people, 21.89%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (91 people, 16.88%)
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis (39 people, 7.24%)
  5. Head injury (12 people, 2.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (134 people, 24.86%)
  2. Prednisone (65 people, 12.06%)
  3. Folic acid (58 people, 10.76%)
  4. Aspirin (27 people, 5.01%)
  5. Omeprazole (25 people, 4.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • I have been on Enbrel 50 mg per wk for just over 1 yr. In April 2014, I was awaiting my shipment of meds via UPS, when they arrived I was in the restroom and was unable to get to the door in time. The UPS driver left a note that they would return tomorrow with my box. The next day the UPS driver arrived with my shipment and I met him outside, my first question was, "Where was this box kept last night" he responded "In our Camp Verde wharehouse" I asked if it was refrigerated? The driver responded, "No, UPS does not have that ability". Yet the top of the box has a picture of a penguin on it that says "MUST BE REFRIGERATED!" I pointed to it and said "Do you not see this - this is medication that has to be refrigerated!" Again the driver said, "UPS does not have that ability so we had to put it in our warehouse" I asked is it a refrigerated warehouse?" He said "OH no, it gets about 120 degrees in there". I brought the box in and called Obriova (the pharmacy I get it from) and told them what had happened and they told me to open the box and feel the actual clickpens and check the ice bags placed on top and bottom. The ice bag on top was totally melted and the ice bag on botton had one tiny piece of ice left in it and the clickpens felt room temperature. The pharmacy told me "It should be fine - go ahead and accept it." So I did. I used the first clickpen from this shipment on 4/21/2014. On 4/22/2014 I have severe diarrhea. I returned the remaining 3 clickpens to the pharmacy (due to the diarrhea) and they sent me a new box. Problem is, I still have chronic diarrhea - today is 7/5/2014. My Rheumatologist told me over the phone, "It has nothing to do with the Enbrel". I had a colonoscopy on 6/13/2014, they found multiple small ulcers in my stomach, did 3 biopsies and those came back normal. Actually the diarrhea has gotten worse, to the point where I have to wear Depends to even go out of the house. My bottom is RAW and there is only one gastroenterologist in this town and she can't see me until Sept. I am down to 100 lbs and no one seems to think this is a problem - Could it be the Enbrel? I find it strange that this started the day after I took that shot when it was left in 120 degrees in a warehouse in Arizona......helpless in Arizona.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • have been trying to tritate down from 300 mgs to 225 mgs

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • after two years on methadone for server pain. my potassium level are very high. so much doctor very concern

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