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Enbrel vs Humira

Drugs nowadays are very potent and effective especially the name brand ones. Some may have promising effects but life-threatening side-effects.

One of these medications is Enbrel and Humira. Both drugs are indicated for fighting certain auto immune diseases. They fight off disease because these meds contain TNF blocker or Tumor Necrosis Factor blocker.

Enbrel is manufactured by Amgen, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc. while Humira is manufactured and marketed by Abbott Laboratories.

Enbrel is indicated for only three illnesses. These are moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, moderately to severely active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Humira, on the other hand, is indicated for these three illnesses plus moderate to severe Crohn’s disease and psoriatic arthritis. Thus Humira can lessen the worsening of five diseases. Both drugs can’t treat the mentioned diseases but can only lessen the progression.
Patients must be evaluated carefully for infection before these drugs are given. One such infection is TB or tuberculosis. If the patient takes this drug while having this infection, the condition may worsen because Humira and Enbrel both suppress the immune system. These infections may then spread throughout the body. Another thing is that these two drugs may cause certain types of lymphoma or cancer in children. Thus, patients are always advised to monitor themselves and call the doctor immediately if any of the side effects enumerated below are evident.
If certain side effects are evident, including; serious infections, allergic reactions, blood problems, nervous system problems, such as, weakness and dizziness contact your doctor immediately. It can also cause heart failure, may worsen heart failure, and it may cause psoriasis.
Enbrel and Humira are administered via injection or IV. They cannot be purchased without prescription. The price ranges of both drugs don’t differ much but both are expensive. 12 syringes with medication cost 5,000 USD.
Summary:

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Enbrel is manufactured by Amgen, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc. while Humira is manufactured and marketed by Abbott Laboratories.
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Enbrel can lessen the worsening of three illnesses while Humira can lessen the worsening of five illnesses.
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Both have serious side effects so careful assessment is done prior to giving the medication.


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