Mixing other medications with Enbrel, such as cough medicine.

Question

Can you take cough medicine or other remedies from over the counter, if you are taking enbrel injections (anti-tnf)?

Answer

This should not be a problem to take cough medicine. But if you are having a persistent cough and you are taking TNF antagonists, it is important to have it evaluted by your physician to ensure that there is not and infection or another cause of the cough that could be related to your rheumatoid arthritis or other medications.

Clifton Bingham, III, MD

About Clifton Bingham, III, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director - Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center