Should I Worry About An Enbrel Site Reaction?

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Asked by Kelly Young

Should I Worry About An Enbrel Site Reaction?

Okay, I've never posted a question. I just clicked on the box & I already feel like I'm whining...

I switched to Enbrel 6 weeks ago. After the 3rd shot, small reaction, itchy. With each consecutive shot, it is worse. This time, the reaction was really soon, after only 10 minutes and is very big, thick, and hot. Is there any danger of a more drastic reaction?? So far just the injection site.

Thanks for any help, Kelly

Answer

When I was on Enbrel, I got injection site reactions, as well - it's quite common. However, it would probably be a good idea to run it by your rheumatologist, especially since the reaction is escalating. If you don't have other symptoms, is likely not a problem, but it's always a good idea to be safe.