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Review: could Enbrel cause Skin rash (Rashes)?

Summary: Skin rash is found among people who take Enbrel, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 174,971 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,414 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Enbrel

Enbrel has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 175,534 Enbrel users)

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 146,454 Skin rash patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 174,963 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 4,414 people (2.52%) have Skin Rash.

Trend of Skin rash in Enbrel reports

Time on Enbrel when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash24.30%28.84%11.53%10.30%15.24%7.62%2.16%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Enbrel * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash75.79%24.21%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Enbrel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.03%0.45%1.65%3.95%8.14%19.26%30.96%35.56%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Enbrel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash40.00%60.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (2,695 people, 61.06%)
  2. Psoriasis (1,177 people, 26.67%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (828 people, 18.76%)
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis (269 people, 6.09%)
  5. Juvenile arthritis (99 people, 2.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (945 people, 21.41%)
  2. Folic acid (224 people, 5.07%)
  3. Prednisone (175 people, 3.96%)
  4. Humira (139 people, 3.15%)
  5. Plaquenil (134 people, 3.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    After 3 and a half weeks, I still have a huge red splotch on my face where I applied picato gel according to directions from my dermatologist. I'm very worried that it will be permanent. I had a huge water filled blister the morning after my first application of the gel. I used it two more times as directed. After a week, some of the redness was going away but I've seen no more improvement in the past two weeks. I'm still scaley, rough and red.

    Has anyone else experience this? I went by the doctors office the first morning and was told it was as expected. I've called back and been told not to worry. I see the dr in two more weeks, but for now, I'm quite upset that permanent damage has been done. I was not warned at all that this could happen. The photos in the medication packaging led me to believe that in 3 weeks, all redness would be gone. Info needed for sure. Please let me know. Thanks
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