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Which Rheumatoid Arthritis biological medication is best?

Posted 4 Sep 2010 by jen_pel 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 by Cookie56 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 ...

Does Arava cause severe leg cramps?

Posted 20 Jan 2011 by Rileyc5 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 ...

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

Posted 1 Sep 2016 by DanielJ205 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? ...

Was just prescribed DHEA by endo.Can someone tell me what to expect from taking this?

Posted 16 Jan 2011 by Branwen33 1 answer

... RX? He said hopefully more energetic & possibly increase in sexual libido. We are trying to ween me off of the steroids I've been on to control my RA for about 12 yrs. But w/ the 13 different RXs, I just accepted the loss of both of these years ago.I even went to a shrink thinking ...

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

Posted 18 Dec 2011 by mohanuoa 1 answer

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

What is magnesium chloride prescribed for?

Posted 9 Apr 2014 by jaure 1 answer

I have RA ,take Arava and Methotrexate for this.Currently am taking Lasix and potassium for water retention in legs. What is the magnesium for?

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

Posted 25 Sep 2014 by RAcantbeatme 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?

Xeljanz-side effects immediate?

Posted 3 Nov 2015 by RA2012 1 answer

Was on mtx stopped due to multiple infections shingles,etc did not lose a single hair Switched to Arava and lost close to 3/4's of it but I have stayed on it only thing is the gi effects have become bothersome buy I never get sick or ever have infections on Arava and it helps with pain for the ...

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