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Enbrel vs. Leflunomide for RA

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Enbrel

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Other Names: Etanercept

Leflunomide

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Other Names: Arava
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 54,721 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 3,632 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Etanercept (trade name Enbrel) is a drug that treats autoimmune diseases by interfering with the tumor necrosis factor (TNF, a part of the immune system) by acting as a TNF inhibitor. Pfizer describes in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fi... Read more on Wikipedia
Leflunomide is a medication of the DMARD type, used in active moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. It is a pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor... Read more on Wikipedia
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By FRED GREENWOOD
August 19, 2014
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By shirley been on simponi and methotrexate for 1yr.
August 18, 2013
shirley been on simponi and methotrexate for 1yr. wrote
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What patients are saying about Enbrel vs. Leflunomide

267 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
(as leflunomide gave me numbness in the fingers). I would...
How long is Enbrel effective I have been on enbrel now for 5 months and it is a miracle drug for me (after ...taking enbrel (as leflunomide gave me numbness in the fingers). I would appreciate...
and Enbrel. Specifically for the sjogren's I use Evoxac...
...medications.  I have no significant side effects and I take plaquenil, leflunomide, and Enbrel.  Specifically for the sjogren's I use Evoxac, and love it! ...some meds since starting Enbrel in t...
now I think it is only the Leflunomide that keeps me going...
...been on Leflunomide for 18 months. Take it daily along with an Enbrel injection weekly.\ For the first three months Enbrel was wonderful but now I think it is only the Leflunomide that keeps me...
drinking, even on methotrexate and leflunomide--no problems
...effects!!  Starting on Enbrel. Brett, I have never stopped drinking, even on methotrexate and...
it did nothing for me. Leflunomide helped a wee bit. In the...
...did nothing for me. Leflunomide helped a wee bit. ...switched rheumies and went on Enbrel. It...
was really ill on Leflunomide but have coped very well with...
...and bad with both, I was really ill on Leflunomide but have coped very well with Methotrexate, luckily for ...me to add Etanercept (enbrel) which has really given me my life back, I actually man...
I also take Leflunomide as Methotrixate damaged my...
...Enbrel at the end of March although advised to look carefully at the side effects. I am leaning towards taking it so the life I have now improves. I also take Leflunomide as Methotrixate damaged...
alongside Leflunomide, and it's the best combination for...
Hi, I am on Embrel alongside Leflunomide, and it's the best combination for me. At the time of funding request I was going to be put on...
I am on Leflunomide and I take it with Enbrel now. When...
...am on Leflunomide and I take it with Enbrel now. When I was first taking Leflnomide I took it alongside MTX. but had ...Leflnomide then the Enbrel was introduced this comb...
to leflunomide ,the way I look at the side effects of...
...been on enbrel since 2006 and had no problems ,I take it with methotrexate but am changing to leflunomide ,the way I look at the side effects of all...
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