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How Should Enbrel Be Stored?

Enbrel should always be kept in its original container. Store the medication in the refrigerator (do not freeze it) and protect it from light. If you are traveling, keep Enbrel in a cooler with an ice pack and do not expose it to light. You may let your dose warm up to room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before injecting (this may help with injection pain).
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Enbrel as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Available Strengths

Enbrel injections are available in the following forms:
  • Enbrel prefilled syringes -- which contain 50 mg of medication
  • Enbrel SureClick™ -- which also contains 50 mg of medication
  • Enbrel multiple-use vials -- which contain 25 mg of medication per milliliter (mL).
SureClick is an automatic injecting device that people may find easier to use. Both the prefilled syringes and SureClick come in kits with four syringes containing Enbrel and everything you need to give the injections. The multiuse vials (used for children or people taking doses other than 50 mg) come in a kit of four 25-mg vials and everything you need to mix and inject Enbrel (although you may need more supplies that do not come in the kit, including needles).
Enbrel also comes in a multidose vial for use by healthcare providers.

Generic Enbrel

There are currently no generic versions of Enbrel licensed for sale (see Generic Enbrel for more information).
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