Enbrel and Multiple sclerosis - from FDA reports


Summary

Multiple sclerosis is found among people who take Enbrel, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 375,857 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA. Among them, 661 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Enbrel

Enbrel has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in psoriasis. (latest outcomes from Enbrel 377,260 users)

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, gait disturbance (latest reports from 423,532 Multiple sclerosis patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

375,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel.
Among them, 661 people (0.18%) have Multiple Sclerosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Enbrel cause Multiple sclerosis?

Time on Enbrel when people have Multiple Sclerosis *:

  • < 1 month: 5.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.93 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.39 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.97 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 31.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.96 %
  • 10+ years: 2.58 %

Gender of people who have Multiple Sclerosis when taking Enbrel *:

  • female: 70.78 %
  • male: 29.22 %

Age of people who have Multiple Sclerosis when taking Enbrel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.55 %
  • 20-29: 4.59 %
  • 30-39: 20.41 %
  • 40-49: 34.18 %
  • 50-59: 27.55 %
  • 60+: 10.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (194 people, 29.35%)
  • Psoriasis (118 people, 17.85%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (107 people, 16.19%)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (59 people, 8.93%)
  • Pain (12 people, 1.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (116 people, 17.55%)
  • Prednisone (49 people, 7.41%)
  • Humira (43 people, 6.51%)
  • Folic Acid (37 people, 5.60%)
  • Piroxicam (20 people, 3.03%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypoaesthesia (81 people, 12.25%)
  • Demyelination (60 people, 9.08%)
  • Dizziness (54 people, 8.17%)
  • Paraesthesia (46 people, 6.96%)
  • Pain (44 people, 6.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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