Etanercept is a pharmaceutical drug that is used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. It works by interfering the tumour necrosis factor (TNF). The autoimmune disorder is generally caused by TNF-Alpha factor which is commonly known as the “Master regulator” of immune responses. Etanercept works By inhibiting TNF-alpha factor and blocking the autoimmune diseases.
This medication is generally used in several types of autoimmune disorders which are mentioned below:
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis