Arava (leflunomide) affects the system and reduces swelling and inflammation within the body.
Arava is employed to treat the symptoms of arthritis.
Arava additionally helps cut back joint harm and improves physical functioning.
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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Arava: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
fever, swollen glands, body aches, flu symptoms;
pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands or feet;
upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
new or worsening cough with fever, trouble breathing; or
severe skin reactionGadavistfever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common Arava side effects may include:
nausea, upset stomach;
abnormal liver function tests;
cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
Loading dose: 100 mg once daily for 3 days. Maintenance: 10 to 20 mg daily. Study (n=263) 100 mg per day for 2 days, followed by 10 mg leflunomide daily in combination with methotrexate (10 to 15 mg/week or 15 to 20 mg/week), and folate 1 mg/day.