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How long should Enbrel be taken for treatment of ankylosing spondylitis?

I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis. I have been on enbrel (50 mg) a week for the past 3 months. My doctor is recommending i carry on taking the shots as it has helped me a great deal. How long should i continue and what are the possible side effects apart from the higher risks of infection? I am 36 years, married from India.
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
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Hi,

It will take from 6 months to one year you realize the complete recovery, no serious side effects are noted except for gastric disturbance.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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