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Brenzys (Etanercept)

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Description

Your doctor may prescribe Brenzys for managing different inflammatory conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis.

Brenzys (generic name etanercept) is a p75 tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor administered via subcutaneous injections. After dissolving in the bloodstream, it binds to TNF alpha and TNF beta upon entering the bloodstream, neutralizing biological TNF. This molecular modulation results in the attenuation of the inflammatory response.

Directions

Typically, the dosage is 25-50 mg injected under the skin once weekly. The dosage varies based on which condition is being treated and other factors.

Do not stop or change the dosage without talking to your doctor.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Brenzys is etancercept.

Interactions

Common drug-drug interactions with this medication may include:

  • Abatacept
  • Adenovirus Vaccine
  • Anakinra
  • Anifrolumab-fnia
  • Bacillus of Calmette and Guerin Vaccine, Live
  • Baricitinib
  • Cholera Vaccine, Live
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Dengue Tetravalent Vaccine, Live
  • Infliximab
  • Influenza Virus Vaccine, Live
  • Measles Virus Vaccine, Live
  • Mumps Virus Vaccine, Live
  • Poliovirus Vaccine, Live
  • Rilonacept
  • Rotavirus Vaccine, Live
  • Rubella Virus Vaccine, Live
  • Smallpox Vaccine
  • Typhoid Vaccine, Live
  • Varicella Virus Vaccine, Live
  • Vedolizumab
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine
  • Zoster Vaccine, Live

Cautions

Tell your doctor if you have a history of tuberculosis (TB) infection before starting Brenzys. This drug can reactivate latent TB infections.

Brenzys may weaken your immune system and leave you more susceptible to infectious diseases.

Side Effects

The most common adverse reactions to this drug may include the following:

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Cancer
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Demyelinating disease of the central nervous system
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Infectious disease
  • Injection site disorder
  • Leukemia
  • Malignant lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral demyelinating neuropathy
  • Primary cutaneous vasculitis
  • Reactivation of hepatitis B viral hepatitis
  • Seizure
  • Skin cancer
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Transverse myelitis, acute
  • Tuberculosis
  • Upper respiratory infection

References

Brenzys [package insert]. Kirkland, QC, Canada: Merck; August 2016.



IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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