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Arava 10 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Arava Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dyspepsia
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Arava Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Arava 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Arava Tablet works

Arava 10 mg Tablet blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain autoimmune diseases. It suppresses the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the disease.

Arava Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Arava 10 mg Tablet. Taking Leflunomide with alcohol may cause liver problems.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Arava 10 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Arava 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Arava 10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Arava 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Arava 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Arava 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Arava Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Arava 10 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Arava 10 mg Tablet to control the symptoms and slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It will take 6-8 weeks for Arava 10 mg Tablet to work. Hence, keep taking the medicine.
  • Get blood tests done every 4 weeks. This is to make sure that Arava 10 mg Tablet is not harming your liver or blood counts.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Arava 10 mg Tablet as it could harm your liver.
  • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Arava 10 mg Tablet.
  • Arava 10 mg Tablet may increase the risk of infection. Avoid being close to people with cold, flu or other contagious illnesses.
  • Tell your doctor if you experience nausea or diarrhea.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Arava with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Arava

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Rheumatoid arthritis diseases attackRheumatoid arthritis diseases tablet for this
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
please consult rheumatologist for the same
I have stop tablet for last six months for Rhematology , but today had a serious pain in left hand , what is tablets now ?
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
u are not supposed to stop treatment all of a sudden if u are taking it for rheumatoid arthritis u can take tab etoshine 90 mg sosbetter get a follow up down its ur docotor
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FAQs

Q. I am a woman, what should I do if I am planning to become pregnant?

Talk to your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant while taking Arava. You should never pregnant while taking Arava because this medicine can harm your baby. Stop taking Arava and call your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking Arava.

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References
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