Review: could Enbrel cause Multiple Sclerosis?


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 257,190 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 553 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Enbrel has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Enbrel 257,796 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 influenza like illness, pain, urinary tract infection, weakness, gait disturbance (latest reports from 316,154 Multiple sclerosis patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

257,190 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel.
Among them, 553 people (0.22%) have Multiple Sclerosis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Enbrel cause Multiple sclerosis?

Time on Enbrel when people have Multiple Sclerosis *:

  • < 1 month: 4.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.42 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.77 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.06 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.33 %
  • 10+ years: 1.65 %

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

  • female: 70.79 %
  • male: 29.21 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.26 %
  • 20-29: 4.19 %
  • 30-39: 21.94 %
  • 40-49: 37.1 %
  • 50-59: 26.13 %
  • 60+: 8.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (161 people)
  • Psoriasis (102 people)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (73 people)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (49 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (16 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (99 people)
  • Prednisone (48 people)
  • Folic Acid (37 people)
  • Humira (34 people)
  • Gabapentin (20 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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