Etanercept


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Sepsis or risk of sepsis; active infections including chronic or localised infections.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ history of recurring or chronic infections or w/ underlying conditions that may predispose patient to infections (e.g. advanced or poorly controlled DM); previous hepatitis B virus infection; history of hepatitis C, blood dyscrasias; pre-existing or recent onset of demyelinating disease; CHF, moderate to severe alcoholic hepatitis. Childn. Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Monitor CBC w/ differential; signs/symptoms of infection (prior to, during and after therapy), heart failure, hypersensitivity reactions, lupus-like syndrome, malignancy. Perform screening for latent TB (prior to and during therapy), hepatitis B virus (HBV); HBV carriers.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, headache, dizziness, asthenia, allergic reactions, development of autoantibodies, fever; mild to moderate inj site reactions (e.g. erythema, itching, pain, swelling).
Potentially Fatal: Serious infections and sepsis (e.g. TB, invasive fungal infections), malignancies (e.g. breast, lung and skin cancers; lymphoma). Rarely, pancytopenia, aplastic anaemia, central and peripheral demyelinating events, lupus, lupus-related conditions and vasculitis; anaphylaxis.
Drug Interactions
Decreased WBC w/ sulfasalazine. Increased risk of serious infections and neutropenia w/ anakinra. Increased incidence of serious adverse events w/ abatacept. Higher incidence of non-cutaneous solid malignancies w/ cyclophosphamide. May diminish the therapeutic effect of live vaccines.
ATC Classification
L04AB01 - etanercept ; Belongs to the class of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) inhibitors. Used as immunosuppressants.
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