What is Intacept Injection?
Intacept Injection contains salt called Etanercept. It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis ( inflammatory diseases of the joints). It is used to treat psoriatic arthritis ( inflammatory disease of the joints usually associated with psoriasis), plague psoriasis ( a skin condition that causes flaky, red, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales), and ankylosing spondylitis (inflammatory disease of the spine). This injection blocks the TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha) that causes inflammation. It is usually injected into the body and shows results in 2-10 days.
What is Etanercept drug used for?
Eternercept is sold under the brand name Enbrel. It is manufactured by Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited. It is a prescription medicine called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker. It is used alone or in the combination with other medications to relieve the symptoms of certain autoimmune disorders ( conditions in which the immune system attacks healthy parts of the body and causes pain, swelling, and damage). It works to block the action of TNF, a substance in the body that causes inflammation
What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease that is chronic. It occurs in the joints on both sides of your body. In this disease your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake, causing inflammation in the affected parts of the body.
- What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
There are times when symptoms get worse, known as flares. And times when symptoms get better known as remission.
Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:
Pain or aching in more than one joint
Stiffness in more than one joint
Tenderness and swelling in more than one joint
Fatigue or tiredness
Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that combines the swollen, sore joints of arthritis with psoriasis. Psoriasis causes itchy, scaly, discolored patches to appear on the skin and scalp. It is chronic arthritis. It affects large joints especially those of the extreme lower and small joints of the fingers and toes, spine, and pelvis. It appears in people between the ages of 30 to 50.
- What are the signs and symptoms of Psoriatic arthritis?
Symptoms of Psoriasis arthritis
Swollen, tender joints on one or both sides of your body
Swollen fingers and toes
Painful muscles and tenders
Scaly skin patches
How does Juvenile idiopathic occur?
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in kids and teens. The term “juvenile arthritis” is used to describe all the joint conditions that affect kids and teens including juvenile idiopathic arthritis. It causes joint pain and inflammation in the hands, knees ankles, elbows, and wrists. It may affect other body parts too.
- What are the signs and symptoms of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis?
A child may start with one type of juvenile arthritis but develop symptoms of another type.
- Common symptoms include:
- Joint pain or stiffness
- Red, swollen, tender, or warm joints
- Feeling very tired or fatigue
- Vision problem or dry eyes
- Appetite loss
- High fever
What is ankylosing spondylitis?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that causes chronic spine inflammation. Ankylosing spondylitis inflames the sacroiliac joints (links your pelvic and lower skin). This inflammation is called sacroiliitis. It is one of the first signs of ankylosing spondylitis. Inflammation often spreads to joints between the vertebrate, the bones that make up the spinal column. This condition is called spondylitis.
- What are the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis?
Symptoms may flare (worsen ) and improve (remission) off and on. If you have ankylosing spondylitis, you may experience:
- Lower back pain and stiffness
- Hip pain
- Joint pain
- Neck pain
- Difficult breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain and diarrhea
- Skin rash
- Vision problem
Intacept Injection is given as an injection by a medical professional. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include headache, sinus inflammation, rash upper respiratory tract infection, and injection reaction such as pain, redness, and swelling. You may take help from your doctor to prevent side effects.
Benefits of Intacept Injection
- Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Exemptia Injection helps to reduce pain, stiffness, and swelling in your joints and slows down the development of bone and joint damage. This will help you to do normal daily activities more easily and improve your quality of life.
- Treatment of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
This injection produces its action to decrease the process of inflammation in this disease. It relieves the symptoms and helps you to stay well by preventing them from coming back.
- Treatment of ankylosing spondylitis
, Exemptia injection helps to reduce pain, stiffness, and swelling in your spine and joints. It helps to improve softness and prevents disease development. This will help you to get better.
- Treatment of psoriatic arthritis
This injection reduces the scaly, itchy patches which may develop on the different parts of the body. It may take some months to become fully effective.
Side effects of Intacept Injection
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need doctor attention. If you may experience any side effects that become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include
- Back pain
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Skin rash
- Swelling of the face, arms, hands, and legs.
- Fever with chills
- Ear congestion
- Nausea and vomiting
- Numbness in arms and feet
- Vision problem
How is Intacept Injection given?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. It is given in form of an injection by your doctor. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Intacept Injection work?
Intacept injection works to block the protein activity that causes inflammation in the body and reduces the inflammation associated with the diseases.