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Posted by Frank on August 13, 2000 at 09:33:30:

In Reply to: EMBREL posted by Abram Garcia on July 19, 2000 at 23:55:55:

: My 11yr old son is currently take methotrexate by injection once a week. I will be starting him on Embrel
: and gradually reduce the methotrexate with the hope of eventually eliminating methotrexate altogher. Does anyone have experience with embrel used for treatment of JRA (polyarticular). Please share you experience with me. Thank you.

My 5 yr. old just started using Enbrel about four weeks ago. I believe there is some improvement. I would recommend it from other testimonies that I have read. Her doctor is not going to taper off her methotrexate though. One does not take the place of the other, rather that the two different drugs treat the disease in different ways. Have you seen how expensive the Enbrel is? I think it's worth trying though.
Good luck.

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