Taking Enbrel When It's Been Out Of The Fridge Too Long

Question

Asked by Laura

Taking Enbrel When It's Been Out Of The Fridge Too Long

My Rheumy told me that I could leave my Enbrel out of the Fridge for half hour before I do the injection. Last night I forgot and it was out about an hour and half before I remembered it. I took it anyway and it was fine, but I was wondering if there was a problem with doing that?

Answer

The Biologics usually can only be out of the fridge for about 30 minutes, but it's possible that the there's a bit of a grace period, the link to which probably depends on how warm it is where you put it. the Enbrel website probably have some information about that, but to double check, you can called the Enliven program at 1-888-4-ENBREL to talk to a nurse.

Answered by Lene Andersen, MSW