Benefits of Enbrel
People with arthritic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis often find Enbrel® (etanercept) to be beneficial. In particular, this medication is effective at relieving symptoms like joint pain, swelling, and inflammation; it also helps prevent future damage to the joints. Available as an injection, it is usually administered once or twice a week.
These and other benefits of Enbrel lie in how the medication works. It belongs to a class of drugs called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors. These medicines block the action of a specific chemical in the body, called TNF-alpha, that is known to play a role in inflammation and immune system reactions in the body.
(Click Enbrel to learn more about the benefits the drug offers, as well as possible side effects to be aware of, dosing guidelines, and what to tell your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.)