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Review: taking Arava and Plaquenil together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Arava and Plaquenil together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Arava and Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,914 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

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On Mar, 1, 2015: 1,914 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+ yearsnot specified
Arava is effective0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
8.33%
(1 of 12 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/a
Plaquenil is effectiven/a28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
21.43%
(3 of 14 people)
0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
n/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Arava is effective14.29%
(4 of 28 people)
0.00%
(0 of 7 people)
Plaquenil is effective9.38%
(3 of 32 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Arava is effectiven/an/an/an/a18.18%
(2 of 11 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
0.00%
(0 of 19 people)
9.09%
(1 of 11 people)
Plaquenil is effectiven/an/an/an/a8.33%
(1 of 12 people)
9.09%
(1 of 11 people)
4.55%
(1 of 22 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DiarrhoeaPneumoniaPelvic PainNauseaProgressive Multifocal LeukoencephalopathyGastritisAnorexiaPyrexia
PneumoniaLymphadenopathyVaginal HaemorrhagePneumoniaNauseaCardiac FailureAscitesArthralgia
Drug Exposure During PregnancyLung NeoplasmSquamous Cell Carcinoma Of The CervixVomitingVomitingGastrointestinal DisorderAbdominal DistensionNausea
Abdominal PainCellulitisCellulitisBeta Haemolytic Streptococcal InfectionHepatic CirrhosisRheumatoid ArthritisLymphedemaInjection Site Pain
Escherichia InfectionEscherichia InfectionNauseaCellulitisBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedMyocardial InfarctionWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedRheumatoid Arthritis
Lung NeoplasmOvarian CystLung NeoplasmHepatic FailureAscitesErythemaRheumatoid ArthritisInjection Site Erythema
Chest PainAppendicitis PerforatedLymphadenopathyDyspnoeaHepatitis FulminantPainHepatic CirrhosisFatigue
Appendicitis PerforatedPseudomonas InfectionPneumoniaPyrexiaDrug Exposure During PregnancyMental Status ChangesNauseaDrug Ineffective
VomitingBeta Haemolytic Streptococcal InfectionOvarian CystHypertensionColitis IschaemicConfusional StateBreast Cancer Stage IiDyspnoea
LymphadenopathyNauseaEscherichia InfectionFatigueAstheniaWeight IncreasedBreast CancerDiarrhoea

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PyrexiaAsthenia
NauseaDrug Ineffective
ArthralgiaNausea
Injection Site PainFatigue
Rheumatoid ArthritisDyspnoea
FatigueArthralgia
Injection Site ErythemaMyocardial Infarction
DyspnoeaPyrexia
DiarrhoeaPneumonia
PainPruritus

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aInjection Site UrticariaVaginal HaemorrhageDrug Exposure During PregnancyInjection Site ErythemaRheumatoid ArthritisArthralgia
Serum SicknessPelvic PainPyrexiaPyrexiaArthralgiaPneumonia
Drug Exposure During PregnancyDrug Exposure During PregnancyPregnancyNauseaInjection Site PainNausea
Injection Site RashSquamous Cell Carcinoma Of The CervixInjection Site PainFatigueDrug IneffectiveRheumatoid Arthritis
Injection Site PainHeadacheHypotensionDyspnoeaHeadachePyrexia
Injection Site HaemorrhageStaphylococcal AbscessDiarrhoeaInjection Site HaematomaDizzinessFall
DyspnoeaRenal Impairment NosGastroenteritisAlopeciaPainPancytopenia
Feeling HotSweating IncreasedMetabolic AcidosisHeadacheFatigueOedema Peripheral
Injection Site BurningTachycardia NosHypoxiaInjection Site PainPyrexiaDyspnoea
ErythemaMalaiseSepsisMyocardial InfarctionChillsPain

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Arava (leflunomide) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is often used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus. 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.

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