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Blood tests whilst on Benepali

Mhairi54
Mhairi54

I've been told I only need to get my blood tested once a year whilst I'm on Benepali. Just wondered if that is the same frequency for other people on Benepali? Doesn't seem right to me for a medication like that?!

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I don't know who told you that but they are giving y the wrong advice , I'm on Benepali and mtx 50mgs I get it checked monthly

Think that is because of the MTX, Popsmith. Clemmie

Some of the biologic group if taken on their own don't seem to need as regular a blood test - add in a DMARD and it is more regular. When I was on Enbrel (a while ago) on its own I was only tested at hospital appointments. Farm

When y say that something clicked in my head as I wasn't thinking straight so you have a good point there👍

Thank you! x

Strangely enough I had just asked the same question of my rheumy nurse. She has just phoned to say on Benepali bloods tests should be done every 3 months. All the usual culprits

Mhairi54
Mhairi54
in reply to Pat9442

That's interesting... will speak to my GP about it when I see her. Thanks.

I take Enbrel and Mtx Andi have mine done every three months because my bloods have been good for along time. If I remember right when I first started taking Enbrel (2012) i was put on two monthly bloods. I asked why this was being i had just started a new drug and was told that the blood monitoring was for Mtx and not Enbrel. x

With etenercept I had bloods monthly for the first year, now it's every three months. See the anti tnf nurse every six months.

Hope you get it sorted.

Mhairi54
Mhairi54
in reply to sappy

I have been told yearly blood tests, and next rheumatology appt is February 2018!! (Although they did say they would see me sooner if I need it....)

Paula-C
Paula-C
in reply to Mhairi54

I thought and i might be wrong here that when your on anti tnfs they have to see you every six months. I see the nurse once a year, saw one yesterday in fact and then in six months time i see the consultant. I've been in Enbrel since 2012, at first i saw someone frequent for the first year. xx

Been told every 3 months unless results lead to closer monitoring requirements

same here I get mine checked every 2 weeks but only been on them for a about 4 months now.

I have to get my done every 3 months

KittyJ
KittyJ
in reply to Tinat3

Tinat this post is 3 years old so you may not get a response 😊

Tinat3
Tinat3
in reply to KittyJ

🤣🤣🤣 thankyou x

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