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Review: could Enbrel cause Kidney failure?

Summary: Kidney failure could be caused by Enbrel, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 174,892 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 507 have Kidney failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney failure and more.

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Enbrel

Enbrel (latest outcomes from 175,451 users) has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Kidney failure

Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) (latest reports from 423,730 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 174,893 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 507 people (0.29%) have Kidney Failure. They amount to 0.12% of all the 431,263 people who have Kidney Failure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Kidney failure in Enbrel reports

Time on Enbrel when people have Kidney failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney failure17.17%23.61%14.59%12.45%21.03%9.01%2.15%

Gender of people who have Kidney failure when taking Enbrel * :

FemaleMale
Kidney failure62.15%37.85%

Age of people who have Kidney failure when taking Enbrel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney failure0.00%1.75%0.58%1.17%1.17%15.79%30.70%48.83%

Severity of Kidney failure when taking Enbrel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Kidney failure0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Kidney failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (311 people, 61.34%)
  2. Psoriasis (80 people, 15.78%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (45 people, 8.88%)
  4. Osteoporosis (34 people, 6.71%)
  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus (28 people, 5.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (112 people, 22.09%)
  2. Prednisone (71 people, 14.00%)
  3. Lasix (53 people, 10.45%)
  4. Plaquenil (39 people, 7.69%)
  5. Aspirin (38 people, 7.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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