Review: could Enbrel cause Nightmares?
Summary: Nightmares is found among people who take Enbrel, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Sulfasalazine, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 174,980 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Nightmares. Find out below who they are, when they have Nightmares and more.
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Enbrel has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 175,547 Enbrel users)
Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 14,338 Nightmares patients)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 174,980 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 44 people (0.03%) have Nightmares.
Time on Enbrel when people have Nightmares * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Nightmares when taking Enbrel * :
Age of people who have Nightmares when taking Enbrel * :
Severity of Nightmares when taking Enbrel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Nightmares ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (31 people, 70.45%)
- Psoriasis (10 people, 22.73%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (7 people, 15.91%)
- Ankylosing spondylitis (2 people, 4.55%)
- Asperger's disorder (2 people, 4.55%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Sulfasalazine (4 people, 9.09%)
- Allegra (3 people, 6.82%)
- Diflucan (3 people, 6.82%)
- Methotrexate (3 people, 6.82%)
- Dolobid (3 people, 6.82%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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