Skip to Content

Join the 'Arava' group to help and get support from people like you.

Arava Questions

We found 7 questions associated with the 'Arava' topic.

Which Rheumatoid Arthritis biological medication is best?

Posted 4 Sep 2010 3 answers

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and am currently taking Methotrexate, Plaquenil and Arava and my pain is slightly better but not much. My Dr. is recommending I try a Biological drug but I am not sure which to try: Humira, Remicade, Enbrel, Simponi???

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Has anyone on Enbrel had hair loss? I had been on Arava for four months and?

Posted 24 Sep 2010 3 answers

... noticed I was lossing more hair than normal. Arava was great in helping my lower extremity pain, but not in my wrist. Told my doctor this and she put me on Enbrel along with the Arava and 2.5 mg of Prednisone in the hopes of stopping the Arava. After 5 weeks of this treatment, my hair loss has... read more

Does Arava cause severe leg cramps?

Posted 20 Jan 2011 2 answers

Arava is the only new medication I am on and for the past week I have been getting nightly leg cramps and the are getting worse. Last night I awoke with not only with severe leg cramps, but my feet were all twisted with severe pain as well as having hardened muscles in the calves. Is this caused by... read more

How long after stopping Arava will it stay in my system?

Posted 25 Sep 2014 1 answer

Started Arava and Presnisone same day,took for less than 1 week,stopped both due to increase in BP,heart rate and headache. Been off meds for 1 week still having problems. How long does it take for meds to eliminate and are they likely the cause of unwanted effects?

When can I drink alcohol after stopping Arava (Leflunomide)?

Posted 1 Sep 2016 1 answer

I took 20mg of Arava for two months. I stopped this medication a week ago however I am aware that the half life of Leflunomide is 14 - 18 days. Please advise whether I can drink alcohol now that I am no longer taking these tablets or do I need to wait? If I do need to wait, any idea how long for? ... read more

Can I stop Arava abruptly. I have been on remission for more than 4 years and my doctor has advised?

Posted 18 Dec 2011 1 answer

... me to stop taking Arava. I am also on methitrixate

Ask a Question

Further Information

Related Condition Support Groups

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arava Patient Information at