Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Enbrel


Etanercept injection is used to reduce signs and symptoms of active arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or psoriatic arthritis, such as joint swelling, pain, tiredness, and duration of morning stiffness. This medicine may also slow the progression of damage to the body from active arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. It may also be used to treat plaque psoriasis or a condition known as ankylosing spondylitis.

Etanercept is also used in children 2 years of age and older for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in the product labeling, etanercept is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease arthritis.
  • Reactive arthritis.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution
  • Solution