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Enbrel vs Arava for a female patient aged 48

Summary: 9,641 female patients aged 48 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Enbrel vs Arava for a female aged 48. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Enbrel (latest outcomes from 175,556 users) has active ingredients of etanercept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Arava (latest outcomes from 16,332 users) has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 25, 2015: 9,641 female patients aged 42 who take the same drugs are studied in Enbrel vs Arava

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female42Rheumatoid Arthritis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Enbrel etanerceptImmunex
Arava leflunomideSanofi Aventis Us

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 42 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Enbrel (Immunex)Arava (Sanofi Aventis Us)
Injection Site PainNausea
Injection Site ErythemaAlanine Aminotransferase Increased
Injection Site Reaction NosDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
Injection Site SwellingAspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Injection Site HaemorrhageHeadache
Rheumatoid ArthritisPyrexia
Injection Site HaematomaInjection Site Erythema
Injection Site PruritusInjection Site Pain
NauseaInjection Site Reaction Nos
ArthralgiaFatigue

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Enbrel (Immunex)Arava (Sanofi Aventis Us)
Rheumatoid ArthritisAlanine Aminotransferase Increased
Multiple SclerosisDrug Exposure During Pregnancy
HypoaesthesiaAspartate Aminotransferase Increased
Drug IneffectiveAbortion Spontaneous
Condition AggravatedComplications Of Maternal Exposure To Therapeutic Drugs
ArthralgiaAsthenia
Systemic Lupus ErythematosusMaternal Drugs Affecting Foetus
ParaesthesiaLiver Function Test Abnormal
CoughGamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
Breast CancerLymphadenopathy

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Enbrel4.40%15.38%24.18%29.67%26.37%
Arava4.17%29.17%25.00%41.67%0.00%

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On eHealthMe, Enbrel (etanercept) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Arava (leflunomide) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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