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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Enbrel Sureclick is a type of protein called a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor used to treat moderate to severe forms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), juvenile arthritis, psoriasis, and rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. Enbrel Sureclick may be used alone or with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Chemical Name: ETANERCEPT (et-a-NER-sept)
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking Enbrel Sureclick include dizziness; headache; pain, redness, itching, bruising, or swelling around the injection site. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience butterfly rash (rash on nose and cheeks); chest pain or discomfort; dark, tarry, or bloody stools, decreased mental alertness; fast heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; general feeling of being unwell; mental/mood changes; new or worsening cough; numbness or tingling throughout your body; rapid breathing; rash on your face and arms that gets worse in the sun; seizures; shortness of breath; swelling of arms or legs; swelling of the lymph nodes; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual lumps; unusual nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or diarrhea; unusual tiredness; vision problems; or weakness in arms or legs. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to Enbrel Sureclick is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.