Enbrel vs Leflunomide

Enbrel
(Rx)
Leflunomide
(Rx)
Enbrel is an arthritis medication.
Leflunomide is an arthritis medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for RA
3.7
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for RA
1.8
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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November 2, 1998
September 13, 2005
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
122,730 Discussions
5,684 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Enbrel is prescribed for RA, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Arthritis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RA
#2 for Arthritis
#4 for Psoriasis
Leflunomide is prescribed for RA and Arthritis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Psoriatic Arthritis, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Enb
Itching
5
Nausea
3
Rash
2
Weight Gain
2
Common Cold
2
Bruise
2
Hair Loss
2
Fever
2
Lymphoma
1
Injection Site Reactions
1
Lef
Nausea
9
Hair Loss
8
Rash
4
Depression
4
High Blood Pressure
4
Itching
3
Weight Loss
3
Cancer
3
Stomach Problems
2
Dizziness
2
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Enbrel
Enb
Leflunomide
Lef
Itching
Enb
Lef
5
3
Nausea
Enb
Lef
3
9
Rash
Enb
Lef
2
4
Weight Gain
Enb
Lef
2
0
Common Cold
Enb
Lef
2
0
Bruise
Enb
Lef
2
0
Hair Loss
Enb
Lef
2
8
Fever
Enb
Lef
2
0
Lymphoma
Enb
Lef
1
0
Injection Site Reactions
Enb
Lef
1
0
Nausea
Lef
Enb
9
3
Hair Loss
Lef
Enb
8
2
Rash
Lef
Enb
4
2
Depression
Lef
Enb
4
0
High Blood Pressure
Lef
Enb
4
0
Itching
Lef
Enb
3
5
Weight Loss
Lef
Enb
3
0
Cancer
Lef
Enb
3
0
Stomach Problems
Lef
Enb
2
0
Dizziness
Lef
Enb
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Enbrel during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Enbrel and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Leflunomide and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Pill
Dosages
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Syringe: 25 mg/0.5mL (0.51), 50 mg/mL (0.98 mL)
Injector: 50 mg/mL (0.98 mL)
Solution: 25 mg (1 mL)
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 100 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Etanercept
Leflunomide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Enbrel and Leflunomide: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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