ENBREL is given as an injection under the skin.
You may continue to use other medicines that help treat your condition while taking ENBREL, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and prescription steroids, as recommended by your doctor.
If you have RA, psoriatic arthritis or AS, the recommended dose of ENBREL for adults is 50 mg per week given as one injection using a 50 mg single-use prefilled SureClick Autoinjector.
If you have psoriasis, the recommended starting dose of ENBREL for adult patients is a 50 mg dose twice a week (3 or 4 days apart) for 3 months. After 3 months, your doctor will tell you to reduce your dose to 50 mg once per week, using one 50 mg single-use prefilled SureClick Autoinjector.
The recommended dose of ENBREL for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis or psoriasis is based on the child’s body weight. Your child’s doctor will tell you the correct amount of ENBREL your child should take. ENBREL should be given by, or under the supervision of, a responsible adult. The 50 mg single-use prefilled SureClick Autoinjector is only recommended for children weighing 63 kg (138 pounds) or more.
Make sure you have been shown how to inject ENBREL before you do it yourself. You can call your doctor or the toll-free information line at 1.877.9ENBREL (1.877.936.2735) if you have any questions about ENBREL or about giving yourself or your child an injection. Someone you know can also help you with your injection. Remember to take this medicine just as your doctor has told you and do not miss any doses.
"It doesn't take long to become comfortable giving yourself injections. After a short time, it just becomes part of your normal routine."
Call one of our nurses at Enliven, weekdays 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST.