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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? ...

Flu like symptoms with Arava, should I be concerned?

Posted 27 Sep 2016 by saje 0 answers

I started taking 20 mg of Arava on Sunday. Later that morning I sort of did not feel well. It is now Tuesday & I continue to feel unwell with flu like symptoms ... feverish, achy, tired, scratchy throat, & now cough. RxList indicate flu like symptoms are serious & I should stop taking ...

Hi, I have been on Arava for a month now along with sulfasalazine. Today I called the specialist?

Posted 11 Jul 2016 by PaulFaye 0 answers

... because of the continuous itchiness I am experiencing and was told to stop. How do I know if it's this or the Arava? It was suggested to stop taking the sulfasalazine for two weeks and then to see my family doctor. What other drugs are out there if I can't take either of these or what ...

Arava - Taking 5 mg twice a day. Is it enough?

Posted 27 Jan 2016 by Kimmieguy4 0 answers

When I first started taking the drug for my RA I had heart palpitations and could not finish a sentence without taking a breath. When I cut the Arava back to 10 mg I had persistent cough and side pain. My doctor seemed to think I just had allergies although I know my body and I totally disagreed. I ...

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 ...

I have been on arava for years, probably close to 8 years. Right now I'm "off" due to having a?

Posted 22 Jun 2015 by Curious Mind 1 answer

cornea transplant. Now I have more joint pain, some new joint pain. Do you think from being off Arava? I was told to stay off Arava for 2 wks after transplant. Curious Mind

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?

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???

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?

Enbrel plus Arava now (taken off methotrexate) - I have been?

Posted 4 Oct 2013 by Cookwheeler 2 answers

experiencing rash like or acne like symptoms on my face. I have never had acne my entire life and now I am wondering if it has to do with the arava after reading a couple of messages on this board. I should also note that I have a 20mg butrans patch that is starting to break me out into a crazy ...

Leflunomide - what is good generic brand for liflunomide?

Posted 7 Jun 2013 by gordon5536 1 answer

arava is the company main brand. Leflunomide is the generic brand. most raters use both names. Who is useing the main brand and who is useing the generic brand. I have had some troubles with some generic brands and am looking for a good rating on generic leflunomide. brand.

I have been taking Arava for about 2 weeks and found I was having terrible pain in my diaphram area?

Posted 22 Mar 2013 by Ruby05 1 answer

and chest. I stopped taking it yesterday and this morning woke up with my face swollen. What does this mean?

Arava - Is there any help for patients that don't have insurance?

Posted 16 Jan 2013 by wings4tt 1 answer

My sister has RA and has no insurance. Is there any program offered for Arava? This is the medicine her Dr. has prescribed for her and she is having a terrible time being able to pay for it. She is in the process of applying for Disability but for the last 2 years she has been paying out of pocket ...

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