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 174,980 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 443 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 175,543 Enbrel users)
Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 224,269 Multiple sclerosis patients)
On Feb, 12, 2015: 174,971 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 471 people (0.27%) have Multiple Sclerosis.
Time on Enbrel when people have Multiple sclerosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Multiple sclerosis||4.27%||17.54%||16.59%||18.96%||33.65%||7.58%||1.42% |
Gender of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Enbrel * :
|Multiple sclerosis||72.77%||27.23% |
Age of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Enbrel * :
|Multiple sclerosis||0.00%||0.00%||1.79%||4.64%||22.86%||40.71%||24.29%||5.71% |
Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Enbrel ** :
How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (127 people, 26.96%)
- Psoriasis (80 people, 16.99%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (75 people, 15.92%)
- Ankylosing spondylitis (39 people, 8.28%)
- Pain (14 people, 2.97%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (97 people, 20.59%)
- Prednisone (51 people, 10.83%)
- Folic acid (43 people, 9.13%)
- Humira (29 people, 6.16%)
- Piroxicam (19 people, 4.03%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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