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Suffering from sever ankylsing spondylities

Our Ortho doctor prescribed Enbrel 25 mg a week for my brother who is suffering from sever Ankylosing Spondylitis ....Is it advisile to take that Inj. as I have come to know there going to be serious side effects....or just Methodrexate alog with Indometachin is enough?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Apr 2011
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Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
No drug comes without side effects even Methotrexate and indomethacin cause side effects. Enbrel is a Immunomodulator which blocks a inflammatory protein and has shown to improve the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. Let him take it as prescribed by your Doctor and go for regular follow up.

Good Luck.
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