Kyle Becker

Can you be on other medicines/vitamins while taking Enbrel? For example, I take a Multi Vitamin every day along with Biotin and another vitamin that helps my hair grow. Is this all safe to be taking while on Enbrel? My Rheumatalogist never clearly answered what Vitamins/medicines I can take. Thanks!

Asked by Kyle Becker 3 years ago enbrel




Catherine Terry
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Lots of people take a cocktail of medications along with their anti-TNF. For instance, just because you have AS, that doesn't mean you don't have other diseases, too. Some of us have depression, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma and other ailments.

When it comes to vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements, usually the pharmacist is the expert on drug interactions. Some doctors now use a smart phone app on drug interactions to help answer patient questions.

by Catherine Terry 3 years ago

Samantha Peterson
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I take a multivitamin and 4000 UI of vitamin D since I was deficient.  I also take other medications for all my other issues besides AS.  The rhuemy was the one who told me to take all those vitamins.

by Samantha Peters...  3 years ago

Christine Farr Fritts
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I am on Humira and also take biotin, Folbee (Rx Folic Acid & B vitamins), as well as additional B vitamins, Iron, Calcium/Vitamin D, fish oil, probiotics etc. And have never had any issue with them.  My Rheumy was actually surprised when I told her what all I took and encouraged me to keep taking them.  One thing I also made sure to do was to list all of them with Walgreens so that the pharmacy was aware and should anything be contradictory a warning comes up.

by Christine Farr ...  3 years ago

Mary Osborn
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I was warned no antibiotics while taking Enbrel....ok to take with Methotraxate....i could not take Humira...had a severe reaction of some sort and was I'n bed 3 weeks....remicade worked for me for about 5 years....then just stopped....I'd much rather take Enbrel and Methotraxate by shot once a week than the infusions.,...

by Mary Osborn 7 months ago

Jackie Aitchison
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I was always told the only thing not to be taking is antibiotics, if you have an infection, then stop the enbrel while treatment is ongoing.

by Jackie Aitchiso...  3 years ago

Amori99
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Yes.  You should take vitamins, exercise and eat a healthy diet.

by Amori99 3 years ago

Jerry Grynspan
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I know of no evidence that any vitamins interfere or have any adverse interactions with Enbrel or the other tnf drugs. While there may be debates about the benefits of some or unrelated issues, the use of tnf drugs does not seem to have any relevance in judging those issues.

by Jerry Grynspan 3 years ago

Kat Carlstrom
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Hi,  the answer is yes.  As long as your doctor notes that in your file.  You can also check with your local pharmacist to ensure there are no drug interactions.  I currently take niacin, vitamin A, B12, C, D & E.  I also take fish oil as well.  I really feel that the vitamins help me or at least I haven't gotten sick in the past 2 years while on Enbrel.  I had to take control of my body and how well I take care of myself.  Even though the vitamins don't stop the horrible pain, it's well worth it to my overall health as I get older.  Take care.

by Kat Carlstrom 3 years ago

Cindy Clark Barta
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I am on Enbrel Rhuemetalogist said any extra vitamins was fine but said that would be no advantage to take any that are consider joint protectors and cartliage builders. Recommended good mulitvitamin would not hurt. The GP dr. Agreed with this also. I do take pain meds along with Enbrel and blood pressure medicines but if you are put on an antibiotic you need to let the Rhuem. Know they may ask you to stop taking the Enbrel while on antibiotic always check with your Dr. It depends which antibiotics and for how long also your pharmacist will check this but when in doubt always give the dr. A quick call they will advise you by phone, no office charge :)

by Cindy Clark Bar...  3 years ago

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Can you be on other medicines/vitamins while taking Enbrel? For example, I take a Multi Vitamin every day along with Biotin and another vitamin that helps my hair grow. Is this all safe to be taking while on Enbrel? My Rheumatalogist never clearly answered what Vitamins/medicines I can take. Thanks!

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