Get Leflunomide (Arava) prescription refill online
Leflunomide (Arava) is a prescription medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
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- Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Hi Dr. Nicole, I have been taking Arava for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Can I get a refill?
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- Leflunomide, 20mg, take one tablet daily at the same time.
What is Leflunomide (Arava)?
Leflunomide (Arava) is classified as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). It targets specific cells in the joints to prevent their overgrowth and decreases inflammation to prevent the worsening of RA.
Important information about Leflunomide
- Some common Avara side effects include nausea, headache, diarrhea, rash, hair loss, high blood pressure and abnormal liver function tests.
- Some severe side effects include a severe rash, sores, blisters or skin peeling, liver injury(fatigue, yellowing of skin/eyes and dark urine), fever, chills, cough and shortness of breath. Seek immediate medical help if such is the case.
FAQs about Leflunomide prescription refill
Do you need a prescription for Leflunomide?
Yes, a prescription is required in order to get a refill for Leflunomide.
Do the side effects of Leflunomide go away?
Typically, some of the side effects caused by Leflunomide do not require medical attention. These may be signs that your body is adjusting to the medicine and may usually disappear after some time.
Does Leflunomide cause weight loss?
According to studies, around 10% of patients treated with leflunomide experience weight loss.
Does Leflunomide cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a commonly reported side effect while taking Leflunomide.
How long do Leflunomide side effects last?
Minor side effects, including diarrhea, are usually temporary. Some side effects can last a few days to weeks. However, if the side effects persist or are severe, it is best to seek medical attention.
What is the best time of day to take Leflunomide?
It is advised to take Leflunomide (Arava) at the same time daily, with or without food.
What pain reliever can I take with Leflunomide?
You can take paracetamol or an NSAID such as ibuprofen while on Leflunomide.
What foods or medicines can interact with Leflunomide?
Some Leflunomide interactions include
What is the starting dose for Leflunomide?
Arava dosage depends on the condition of the patient. Those who do not have any risk for liver disease are given 100 mg tablet once a day for 3 days and then switched to 20 mg once a day.
What is the substitute for Leflunomide?
Some substitutes for Leflunomide include: Hydroxychloroquine, Methotrexate, Sulfasalazine, Azathioprine and Biologics.
Can you take Leflunomide in pregnancy?
Arava can result in birth defects in the children of both men and women consuming this drug. If you are pregnant or planning to have a child, discuss this with your doctor before starting this medication. Using an effective form of birth control is essential throughout your treatment and up to 2 years after you stop this Leflunomide.
What is the black box warning for Leflunomide?
Leflunomide (Arava) carries a black box warning highlighting that it can result in severe liver damage.
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