Enbrel Dosage

General Enbrel Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking Enbrel include:
  • You can receive your Enbrel injections at your healthcare provider's office or, in some cases, you can give the injections to yourself at home. Usually, the first dose of Enbrel is given in your healthcare provider's office. After that, you can inject it yourself or have someone else administer the injections if you are comfortable doing so.
  • If you will be giving your Enbrel injections at home, make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to use the prefilled syringes or SureClick autoinjectors.
  • Enbrel SureClick autoinjectors may be easier for some people to use.
  • Each Enbrel kit will come with everything you need to give an injection, including detailed instructions and pictures. However, you may need more needles than the Enbrel multi-use kit comes with.
  • Enbrel multi-use vials must be mixed prior to use (the kit contains everything needed to mix Enbrel). After mixing, the Enbrel solution is good for up to 14 days and must be stored in the refrigerator.
  • All Enbrel must be stored in the refrigerator (even unmixed Enbrel multi-use vials). However, a dose of Enbrel can be allowed to warm up to room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before the injection (this may help with injection pain).
  • Dispose used syringes in a puncture-resistant container, such as an old coffee can. Special containers for this use (called "sharps containers") are often available from your pharmacy.
  • Do not inject directly into skin that is tender, bruised, red, or where there are scars.
  • Be sure to rotate your injection site each time (about one inch away from the previous injection) to reduce the chances of soreness or redness.
  • If you do not inject your Enbrel as scheduled, inject the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of Enbrel.
  • For Enbrel to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Enbrel will not work if you take it in another way than prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Enbrel or your Enbrel dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Enbrel without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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