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Intacept 25Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Etanercept
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Intacept 25Mg Injection is a biological medicine which is used for treating inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Intacept 25Mg Injection blocks the TNF (tumor necrosis factor alpha) that causes inflammation. It is usually injected in the body and shows results in 2-10 weeks.

Intacept 25Mg Injection is US FDA approved, but has some side effects as well. Some common side effects include pain, headache, itching, bruising, sore throat, redness, swelling and dizziness. It can also aggravate or lead to serious conditions like fungal infections, sepsis, or tuberculosis. Some cases of cancers have also been reported in children. Patents with serious infections are advised to use it with caution and doctor's prescription.

The drug is especially dangerous for people with chickenpox. It can also lead to nervous system problems such as sclerosis and seizures. It can also weaken the heart and lead to heart problems. It should be avoided by people who are allergic to latex, are pregnant or are planning to do so, have been in close proximity to a person with chicken pox.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Etacept 25mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Intacept 25Mg Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Etanercept, please consult your doctor.

This medication is a Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF) inhibitor which is used in treating autoimmune diseases. p55 and p75 are the two TNF receptor forms. This medicine works as p75 TNF receptor which can bind two TNF molecules and hence remove it from circulation.

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