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Brand name: Brenzys Auto-Injector TM

Active ingredients: etanercept

What it is used for

Adults (18 years and older),Rheumatoid Arthritis,Active, adult rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients who have had inadequate response to one or more disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Brenzys can be used in combination with methotrexate. Severe, active rheumatoid arthritis in adults to slow progression of disease-associated structural damage in patients at high risk of erosive disease.,Psoriatic Arthritis,The signs and symptoms of active and progressive psoriatic arthritis in adults, when the response to previous disease-modifying antirheumatic therapy has been inadequate. Etanercept has been shown to reduce the rate of progression of joint damage as measured by X-ray and to improve physical function.,Plaque Psoriasis,Adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis, who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy.,Ankylosing Spondylitis,The signs and symptoms of active ankylosing spondylitis in adults.,Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis,Treatment of adults with active* non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis with objective signs of inflammation as indicated by elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) and/or MRI change who have had an inadequate response to NSAIDs .,*Active disease is defined as a Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) score of greater than or equal to 4.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Subcutaneous
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Auto-injector containing a pre-filled syringe with a clear type I glass barrel, with rubber plunger, stainless steel needle and rubber needle shield

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient etanercept

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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