Embrel twice a week?

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Does anyone take Embrel twice a week or know if you can? I'm afraid mine is not working very well

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    Hi river, I don't think that you can double the amount, but I never discussed this option with my dr... Maybe someone knows better. What I do know is that a weekly shot didn't help me at all. All the best XO

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    In continuation to what I wrote previously, about Embrel the recommended dosage for RA is weekly. But for other case it's biweekly. Ask your dr and good luck!

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    Adult Patients

    Enbrel is administered by subcutaneous injection.

    Table 1. Dosing and Administration for Adult Patients

    Patient Population Recommended Dosage Strength and Frequency

    Adult RA, AS, and PsA 50 mg weekly

    Adult PsO Starting Dose: 50 mg twice weekly for 3 months

    Maintenance Dose: 50 mg once weekly

    This is right off their website. I take it only once weekly.

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      Thank you. I've already went thru Humira and now Embrel. I just don't want to run out of options. I guess with the new biosimilars there will be more to pick from

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    I just talked to my rheumy about this problem. She is going to have me take Embrel every 5 days instead of 7 and stop taking the MTX. She said 7 mgs is not enough to do anything and if I take more my liver count goes up. I will do this for a few weeks and if it doesn't improve we will change meds. I dread dealing with the insurance, no telling how long it will take to get this going, then if it doesn't work I will have to start all over again with a new med company but what else do I have to do? LOL

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      Interesting. I had to stop MTX due  to 'mtx lung' and withhold Etanercept due to chest infections.         I'm taking prednisolone to cover me in the interim. Hopefully, I can restart Etanercept very soon but I'm concerned it won't be enough as a monotherapy. Too scared to re-try MTX. Really hope it works for you and thanks for sharing. Carol

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