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Review: could Enbrel cause Multiple sclerosis?

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 174,956 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 471 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Enbrel

Enbrel (latest outcomes from 175,518 users) has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) (latest reports from 279,326 patients) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Nov, 13, 2014: 174,947 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 471 people (0.27%) have Multiple Sclerosis.

Trend of Multiple sclerosis in Enbrel reports

Time on Enbrel when people have Multiple sclerosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Multiple sclerosis4.27%17.54%16.59%18.96%33.65%7.58%1.42%

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

FemaleMale
Multiple sclerosis72.77%27.23%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Multiple sclerosis0.00%0.00%1.79%4.64%22.86%40.71%24.29%5.71%

Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Enbrel ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (127 people, 26.96%)
  2. Psoriasis (80 people, 16.99%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (75 people, 15.92%)
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis (39 people, 8.28%)
  5. Pain (14 people, 2.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (97 people, 20.59%)
  2. Prednisone (51 people, 10.83%)
  3. Folic acid (43 people, 9.13%)
  4. Humira (29 people, 6.16%)
  5. Piroxicam (19 people, 4.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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