Enbrel , also chemically called as etanercept, is a tumor-necrosis factor inhibitor used to relieve the pain and swelling from rheumatoid arthritis , psoriatic arthritis , and moderate to severe psoriasis.
It works by stopping the activity of certain substances in the body that cause symptoms of arthritis.
Enbrel comes as a solution injected beneath the skins surface in the upper arm, stomach or thigh. Usually, it is injected twice a week, or as suggested by your doctor.
Common side effects from Enbrel include headache, dizziness, weakness, cough, sneezing, runny nose, vomiting, upset stomach, and skin itchiness, redness and swelling in the area of injection.
Enbrel is occasionally used to treat other conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.