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Arthritis and Rheumatism

Enbrel and infections



I am taking Enbrel, Arthotec, Methotrexate and Prednisone for my RA. I went to my doctor for a dizzy, pressure and pain in my head. He said that I had fluid in my sinuses and ears. He told me to take Tylenol Sinus. I am also in the middle of a flare and that is why I am back on Prednisone. Should I stop taking the Enbrel?


I don't know your situation personally, so I cannot tell you what to do. In general, it is not a good idea to be taking enbrel if you have an infection. I would certainly ask your doctors if that is what you should do.

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Response by:

Irving  Kushner, MD Irving Kushner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University