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Review: Arava and Plaquenil

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Arava and Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,908 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 1,908 people who take Arava, Plaquenil are studied

Arava, Plaquenil outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Arava (leflunomide)
- Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Arava is effective0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
5.88%
(1 of 17 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
30.77%
(4 of 13 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Plaquenil is effectiven/a40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
22.73%
(5 of 22 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Common drug interactions Diarrhoea
(13 reports)

Abdominal Pain
(11 reports)

Weight Decreased
(8 reports)

Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
(8 reports)

Asthenia
(8 reports)

Hepatotoxicity
(13 reports)

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
(12 reports)

Pneumonia
(12 reports)

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
(12 reports)

Pyrexia
(11 reports)

Vaginal Haemorrhage
(13 reports)

Pelvic Pain
(13 reports)

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Cervix
(10 reports)

Nausea
(9 reports)

Cellulitis
(8 reports)

Nausea
(21 reports)

Vomiting
(17 reports)

Dyspnoea
(14 reports)

Pneumonia
(14 reports)

Fatigue
(13 reports)

Vomiting
(11 reports)

Nausea
(11 reports)

Hepatic Cirrhosis
(10 reports)

Colitis Ischaemic
(10 reports)

Ascites
(9 reports)

Rheumatoid Arthritis
(2 reports)

Lupus Nephritis
(2 reports)

Haematuria
(2 reports)

Proteinuria
(2 reports)

Myocardial Infarction
(2 reports)

Hepatic Cirrhosis
(2 reports)

Nausea
(2 reports)

Ascites
(2 reports)

Anorexia
(2 reports)

Abdominal Distension
(2 reports)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Arava is effective18.18%
(6 of 33 people)
0.00%
(0 of 9 people)
Plaquenil is effective13.16%
(5 of 38 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Common drug interactions Pyrexia
(186 reports)

Nausea
(174 reports)

Arthralgia
(161 reports)

Rheumatoid Arthritis
(148 reports)

Injection Site Pain
(148 reports)

Asthenia
(48 reports)

Nausea
(44 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(42 reports)

Fatigue
(40 reports)

Dyspnoea
(38 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Arava is effectiven/an/an/an/a36.36%
(4 of 11 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 18 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
Plaquenil is effectiven/an/an/an/a25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
4.76%
(1 of 21 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Common drug interactions n/an/aInjection Site Urticaria
(2 reports)

Serum Sickness
(2 reports)

Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
(2 reports)

Injection Site Rash
(2 reports)

Injection Site Pain
(2 reports)

Pelvic Pain
(30 reports)

Vaginal Haemorrhage
(30 reports)

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Cervix
(26 reports)

Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
(22 reports)

Headache
(19 reports)

Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
(31 reports)

Pregnancy
(14 reports)

Pyrexia
(14 reports)

Injection Site Pain
(12 reports)

Diarrhoea
(10 reports)

Pyrexia
(39 reports)

Nausea
(36 reports)

Injection Site Erythema
(34 reports)

Alopecia
(28 reports)

Dyspnoea
(25 reports)

Rheumatoid Arthritis
(62 reports)

Arthralgia
(59 reports)

Injection Site Pain
(52 reports)

Dizziness
(52 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(48 reports)

Pneumonia
(69 reports)

Arthralgia
(65 reports)

Rheumatoid Arthritis
(64 reports)

Nausea
(62 reports)

Fall
(56 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (7 days ago):

  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

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  • I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • 2+ Urine samples with moderate amount of blood(hysterectomy 2 yrs ago) and more than 2 UA's with protein in my urine. Last UA result was 30+ protein in urine. Personal History of kidney stones 10+yrs and Family hX of kidney problemss.

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