I have been using Enbrel for 8 months for Anklyosing Spondylitis with very good results. However, during this time, my wife has had a significant increase in vaginal yeast infections following intercourse. I also will develop small rough patches on my penis. She only had one such infection in her lifetime prior to this and feels it may be related to the Enbrel and/or times when I have “flare ups” from my condition. Has this ever been reported by anyone before? We thought it possible that the immunosuppressive actions could cause changes in the acid/Ph balance and making us more suseptible to yeast infections.
I have never heard of such a complaint or situation. It would seem unlikley that an immunosuppressant drug you were taking is giving your wife yeast infections. For instance, this never occurs with prednisone which causes yeast infections.