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Quit if Enbrel Doesn’t Help After 3 Months
I thought that
I’d add that I, too, started Enbrel for psoriasis.
After 5 weeks
of treatment I haven't seen any improvement.
I'm going to try to give it 3 months, though I'm not sure I can
hold out that long.
doesn't work, I'll try Amevive. I
am curious to know about other Enbrel users — how long does it take for
the drug work on P? –Jeffrey S.
Response: Giving up may not be
your only option, Jeffrey. Some
people (including me) have doubled the weekly dose to, hopefully, speed up
a positive reaction.
I tried the
regular dose (25 mgs twice weekly) for about 3 months and just last week
switched to 50 mgs twice weekly. I
think I’ll try that for three months before I give up on Enbrel.
(In case you’re wondering, No, there isn’t a 5 mgs SC injection
system. By doubling the does
it means I have to take four shots a week instead of two.
In my case I take two shots on Tuesdays and another two on
Me, My Enbrel, My Cancer