First Benepali jab after switching from Enbrel

Well it's come to yes as my Mum would say.

I have my new Benepali waiting in the fridge and tomorrow is my first one.

I have read the leaflet that comes with it as its a different type of pen to the Enbrel.

Apparently you just hold it against your site of choice and press down and wait for two clicks and a yellow plunger to show in the window.

Funny how with Enbrel I got a nurses visit and follow up phone calls but with Benepali nada.

I was given a letter by Healthcare at home addressed to a nurse, for me to pass on but no one has got in touch with me.

I shall ram it in my thigh tomorrow and hope for the best.

Mx

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  • I was the same when I switched from Enbrel to Benepali, I was supposed to get a nurse visit but no-one rang so I just got on with it. I have to say, it's very easy and virtually painless!

  • Thanks Astral

    It's a good job we are all practical people. You have to be with this disease.

    I'm sure I will get on fine with the Benepali tomorrow. I've not had a problem with injecting the Enbrel since I started.

    Glad to hear it's easy and painless.

    Best wishes

    Mx

  • Hi there I had a nurse come out to me to show me but it was a wasted visit as you don't have to do anything just hold it against your skin and it does the rest. Hope it works for you as it's made a big difference to me and I also take a mtx injection along side it

  • Maybe Popsmith you got the nurses visit as it was your first Biologic?

    I'm hoping the active ingredient of Etanercept will mean no difference to my Enbrel which has been good for me too.

    Very pleased to hear you are getting on well.

    Mx

  • Please let us know if your new drug Benapali works for you. It's the next one for me to try as I have unable to tolerate MTX and Sulfasalazine. I have to go into a flare up and show them my RA is still active first though. Predinisolone is keeping me stable at the minute but reducing weekly so only another week or so I will be there? It's crazy they won't start me until I have another flare up then they will give me a steroid injection to get me mobile again until New drug kicks in.

  • I have just had my second jab and l feel great it is painless and l did have a nurse show me for two weeks all of your replies are correct but if you look at the leaflet it states six sites to inject . Just one point when you hear the second click you must count to fifteen slowly before taking the pen out l hope this is of help to you because it has been very good for me good luck

    .

  • I find injecting in stomach less painful than thigh good luck

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