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Drug InteractionsEnbrel can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Enbrel Drug Interactions for more information).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Enbrel?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Any disease that affects the immune system, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, or AIDS
- Any condition that affects the blood, including blood-clotting conditions
- Any current infection
- Infections that come and go (such as cold sores)
- Plans to receive vaccinations
- An upcoming surgery
- A history of hepatitis B infection or tuberculosis
- Exposure to chickenpox or tuberculosis (TB)
- Wegener's granulomatosis
- A latex allergy
- Any other allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Enbrel and Pregnancy)
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Enbrel Warnings and Precautions for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?The exact effects of an overdose with Enbrel are not known. This is because there have been limited cases of people taking too much. In small studies, people who took large doses did not have any problems.
(Click Enbrel Overdose for more information.)