New Benepali/enbrel injections

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Hi. I've been on Enbrel injections for two yrs but have now been transferred to the generic Benepali injections as I understand they are the same but 47% cheaper. They are slightly different in that there isn't a button...just press into skin. Also have to wait for two clicks in skin and then ANOTHER 15 secs...ouch. I was just wondering if anyone else had experience of the new pens and whether they hurt more or less than the old ones.....please say less!!!

Thank you.

Deborah

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    How was, and now is your immune system ...???
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      Hi there. I had two urinary tract infections within first two months. I've had no more colds and other viruses than normal (I'm a teacher and exposed to a lot!). One thing I have noticed is that when I do get a cold it always follows onto my chest which leaves me coughing for a few wks. It wasn't like that pre enbrel days.

      All been worth it for the pain relief....altho I have noticed it not working quite as well of late. A friend at the clinic only managed 2-3 yrs then had to move onto infusions.....will just have you see how it goes.

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    I am also on Embrel and was told on my last visit to the consultant that I will be changed overy to this new injection when my srock run out

    I was told the same that it was cheaper

    This is fine but hope there will be no different side effects

    I was told that it cost £280.00 per injection and have been on it for 5 years now which will be a big saving for the NHS / PCT

    Keep us us informed how you manage

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