Pain Relief > Arava (Generic)

Arava (Generic)
Arava (Generic) logo

What is Arava (Leflunomide)

Leflunomide sold under initial trademark name Arava is an immunosuppressive disease-modifying antirhumatic medication (DMARD), used in main moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic joint inflammation. Arava assists to minimize the joint damage/pain/swelling and also aids you to relocate better. This medication acts by weakening your immune system and reducing tumefaction. ARAVA (Leflunomide) is a pyrimidine synthesis prevention. ARAVA is readily available for to be taken by mouth as tablets including 10, 20, or 100 mg of active drug.You should not utilize Arava (Leflunomide) if you are expecting, and also stop taking Arava (Leflunomide) if you think you could be pregnant. Usual adverse effects consist of diarrhea, nausea, and lightheadedness. If any of these results linger or worsen, you must tell your medical professional or pharmacist without delay.

How to buy Leflunomide

Acquiring Leflunomide with our pharmacy solution is very easy and also very fast. Nevertheless you must take your health with a great care. Attempt to talk with your physician before deciding to purchase this medication. Even if you are sure that the information above is enough for you to choose, medical consultation is a must to avoid extreme negative effects.

Product Options

Quantity Our Price Price Per pill You save
30 pills
60 pills
90 pills
120 pills
180 pills
Quantity Our Price Price Per pill You save
30 pills
60 pills
90 pills
120 pills
180 pills

Product Info

Uses

Leflunomide is used to treat active rheumatoid arthritis in adults to reduce signs and symptoms, slow down damage to joints, and improve physical function. It works by suppressing your immune system, since rheumatoid arthritis is caused by damage from an overactive immune system.

How to take

Leflunomide is usually taken once a day. Take Leflunomide exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Side effects

Common Side Effects Include:

  • Nausea, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, mild dizziness, and headache may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following unlikely but serious side effects occur:

  • hair loss, chest pain, back pain, mouth sores, muscle cramping, numbness/tingling sensations.
  • Leflunomide has rarely caused serious (possibly fatal) infections and blood disorders due to suppressing the bone marrow and immune system.

Tell your doctor immediately if signs of infection (such as fever), extreme weakness/fatigue or easy bruising/bleeding develop. Leflunomide may need to be stopped. The elimination procedure using cholestyramine or charcoal may be required. Consult your doctor for more details. Leflunomide has rarely caused serious (possibly fatal) liver disease, especially in people with other risks for liver disease.

Tell your doctor immediately if persistent nausea or vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, or yellowing eyes/skin develop. Leflunomide may need to be stopped. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.

Precautions

Before taking Leflunomide, tell your doctor if you are allergic to Leflunomide or any other drugs. Tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially cholestyramine (Cholybar, Questran), colestipol (Colestid), felbamate (Felbatol), mercaptopurine (Purinethol), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater), methotrexate (Rheumatrex), tolbutamide (Orinase), troglitazone (Rezulin), and vitamins.

Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver or kidney disease, hepatitis, severe infections, or conditions affecting the bone marrow or the immune system (including human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [AIDS]). Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. If you are planning to father a child, you should talk to your doctor about stopping Leflunomide prior to conception. You should not receive any vaccinations while taking Leflunomide unless you have talked with your doctor. You should know that there is a special treatment for removing Leflunomide from your body once you stop taking it. Ask your doctor for more information about this treatment.

Drug interactions

Be sure to tell your doctor about all of the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and natural remedies, as these may reduce the effectiveness of Leflunomide. The following medications are among those that may interfere with Leflunomide: cholestyramine (Questran), tolbutamide (Orinase) and rifampin (Rifadin or Rimactane).

Missed dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.