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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 174,963 people who have side effects while taking Enbrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,413 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 Enbrel 175,525 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 Skin rash 145,684 patients)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 174,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Enbrel. Among them, 4,413 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 rash24.33%28.87%11.55%10.31%15.26%7.63%2.06%

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

FemaleMale
Skin rash75.81%24.19%

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%19.27%30.94%35.58%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Enbrel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (2,695 people, 61.07%)
  2. Psoriasis (1,177 people, 26.67%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (828 people, 18.76%)
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis (269 people, 6.10%)
  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, 5.08%)
  3. Prednisone (175 people, 3.97%)
  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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  • I used coartem and developed redish all over my body. can coartem cause rashes
    i developed rashes which is itching me after using coartem for three days. also having sensation in my mouth and blister at the angle of my lips. could it be a side effect from coartem?
    pat
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  • Is there a heath warning with a person taking enbrel being around a person with histoplasmosis?
    The person taking enbrel is there a risk facator being around a person with histoplasmosis?
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  • Does ginger treats skin rashes?
    i have skin rashes and i treated it with ginger is it right to treat to treat skin rashes with ginger?
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  • Do i need to temporarily stop taking my enbrel and methotrexate (that i take every week) while i am on azithromycin for severe cold symptoms? (1 answer)
    i have RA and take Enbrel and methotrexate every week. i am currently taking azithromycin, tussicaps and dexamethasone to treat a severe cold, cough, sore throat, etc. My question is should i stop taking the ra meds until my antibiotics and steroids are done? Or should i just continue as normal, don't want to get sicker than i already am!!!! thanks
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    I have deep scars on my legs from vasculitis. This was caused by Enbrel. Initially no one would connect the two: per my rheumatologist 'no one has ever reported vasculitis as a side effect of enbrel.' (2003)

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    The vasculitis was horrific. I've never felt so much pain, pain that wasn't abated in the least by pain medicine. My dermatologist describe it as being equivalent to a third degree burn: the skin dies, nerves start to regenerate but aren't protected by the dermis.

    The scars look like I had flesh torn from my legs that didn't quite 'fill in.'

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