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Erelzi Prefilled Syringe

Generic name: Etanercept [ee-TANer-sept] 

Brand names: Enbrel, SureClick Prefilled Syringe (prefilled syringe), Erelzi Prefilled Syringe, and Erelzi Senso-Ready Pen
Drug classes: antirheumatics, TNF-alpha inhibitors

What is an Erelzi Prefilled Syringe?

Erelzi Syringe Prefilled is a TNF blocker used to treat adults with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis.Erelzi Syringe Prefilled is used to treat plaque psoriasis among adults and children older than 4 years.Erelzi prefilled syringes are used for the treatment of polyarticular juvenile arthritis among children aged at least two years.Sometimes an Erelzi prefilled syringe is used in conjunction with another medication called methotrexate.The Erelzi prefilled syringe can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.

Side effects of Erelzi Prefilled Syringe

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.Infections can be serious and even fatal.

If you experience:

  • Fever, chills, flu symptoms;
  • Pale skin is prone to bleeding or bruising.
    Pain, swelling, or redness where an erelzi prefilled syringe was injected for more than 5 days;
  • Signs of lymphoma include fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Other signs are stomach pain or swelling in the groin, armpits, or neck.
  • Signs of tuberculosis include cough, night sweats, loss of appetite, weight loss and fatigue;
  • New or worsening psoriasis: redness, scaly patches, or raised bumps with pus
  • Nerve problems: dizziness, tingling or numbness, vision problems, or weakness in the arms or legs.
  • Signs of heart failure: shortness of breath and swelling of your lower legs
  • Lupus syndrome: joint discomfort, swelling, chest pain, feeling of shortness of breath, skin itching (worsens with sunlight);
  • Liver issues: right-sided upper stomach pain, vomiting, tiredness, loss of appetite and yellowing of skin or eyes can all indicate liver issues.

Erelzi prefilled syringe side effects may include:

  • Pain, swelling, itching, or redness at the injection site;
    cold symptoms like a stuffy nose and sneezing.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.

Similar/related drugs

Cosentyx, Otezla, Taltz, Simponi, Soty Ktu, Sernivo, and Lexette


Erelzi Prefilled Syringe affects your immune system. Your immune system may be affected by the Erelzi Prefilled Syringe. This could lead to serious or even fatal infections.You should ask your doctor about the specific risks you face.

Before you take this drug

If you have an infection that is severe, such as sepsis or a generalized infection (infection in your entire body), you should not use an Erelzi prefilled syringe.

If any of the following symptoms appear, inform your physician immediately:

  • Feeling very tired; fever, chills, and sweats;
  • Shortness of breath and blood in the cough;
  • Diarrhea, weight loss;
  • Open sores or skin redness or warmth
  • Burning when you urinate.

Tell your doctor about any of the following:

  • A weak immune system, HIV, and tuberculosis.
  • Hepatitis B
  • Diabetes;
  • Congestive heart failure;
  • A nerve disorder, such as multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome;
  • Seizures;
  • A latex allergy,
  • If you have a scheduled vaccination,

Before starting the Erelzi prefilled syringe, children should have received all childhood vaccinations.

Erelzi A prefilled syringe can increase the risk of certain cancers, such as lymphoma. The majority of these cases have been in children and adolescents who use TNF-blockers. Anyone with an inflammatory auto-immune disorder is at a greater risk of developing lymphoma. Speak to your doctor about the risk you face.Tell your doctor whether you or anyone else in your family has ever been diagnosed with tuberculosis. Tell your doctor about any recent travels. In certain regions of the world, fungal infections and tuberculosis are more prevalent. You may have been exposed to these diseases while traveling.Tell your doctor that you are or will be pregnant. Tell your baby's doctor that you used an Erelzi prefilled syringe while pregnant, especially before the child receives childhood vaccines.You may not be able to breastfeed safely while using the Erelzi prefilled syringe. You should consult your doctor if you are concerned about any risks.

How to take Erelzi Prefilled Syringes?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label.

Your doctor may conduct tests before you begin treatment with the Erelzi Prefilled Syringe to ensure you are not infected.The Erelzi Syringe Prefilled is injected into the skin. You may be taught how to use the medicine by a healthcare provider. Please read and follow all instructions for use that come with your medication.If you need assistance understanding the instructions, ask your physician or pharmacist for guidance.Don't shake the medicine. Do not prepare an injection until you are ready. If the medicine is cloudy, has changed color, or contains particles, do not use it. For new medicine, call your pharmacist.It may be necessary to dilute Erelzi Syringe. If you are using injections on your own, make sure that you know how to mix and store them.

The doses of Erelzi prefilled syringes are determined by weight. If your child loses or gains weight, the dose needed by your child may change.Tell your surgeon that you will be using an Erelzi prefilled syringe if you require surgery.Erelzi Prefilled Syringe affects your immune system. You could get more infections, including serious or deadly infections. You will need to be examined by your doctor on a regular schedule.Erelzi Prefilled Syringe may cause the virus to be active or worsen if you have ever had hepatitis B. You may require frequent liver function testing while taking this medication and for several months following your discontinuation.Follow all instructions for storage that come with your medication. Cartridges and injection pens, as well as prefilled syringes or vials of diluent, will only remain stable for a limited time at certain temperatures. Toss out any medication not used at that time.

Keep Erelzi prefilled syringes in their original packaging in the fridge. Keep away from the light. Do not freeze. Use only after the date of expiration has passed.Erelzi prefilled syringes can be stored at room temperature for short periods of time. Enbrel can be stored at room temperature for up to 14 days. Erelzi can be stored at room temperature for up to 28 days. You should throw away your medicine after the time period specified for the brand.Keep the medicine away from extreme heat or cold temperatures. Do not place the medicine back in the fridge once it has reached room temperature.Each cartridge, prefilled syringe, or injection pen is only for one-time use. After one use, throw it out, even if the medicine is still inside.Only use a needle or syringe once, and then store them in a "sharps container" that is puncture-proof. Be sure to follow local or state laws on how to properly dispose of the container. Keep the container out of reach of pets and children.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you forget to take a dose, call your doctor.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid this

Avoid injecting Erelzi Syringe into skin that is bruised, tender, red, or hard.

Avoid receiving a "live vaccine" while using the Erelzi Prefilled Syringe. It may not protect you as well from disease, and the vaccine may not perform as well. Live vaccines are measles (MMR), rubella, rotavirus (typhoid), yellow fever (rotavirus), varicella (the chicken pox), zoster (the shingles), and polio.Avoid being around people who are sick. If you have been exposed to measles or chickenpox, call your doctor immediately for preventive treatment. Erelzi Syringe users can suffer from serious and even fatal conditions.

Interaction with other drug

Tell your doctor about your other medications, including:

  • Abatacept (Orencia);
  • Anakinra (Kineret);
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan);
  • Insulin or oral diabetes medicine

This list is incomplete. Erelzi Prefilled Syringe may be affected by other drugs, including over-the-counter and prescription medicines and vitamin and herb products. This list does not include all possible interactions with other drugs.