What is etanercept (Enbrel)?
Etanercept is a prescription medication commonly administered as a subcutaneous injection (injection into the skin) used to treat a range of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. As a treatment for autoimmune conditions, etanercept may be prescribed in conjunction with other forms of medication to reduce inflammation in the body.
Etanercept is the active ingredient in the brand-name prescription medication Enbrel. There are currently no generic formulations of Enbrel on the market, and this medication is only available via prescription from a licensed health care provider.