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Review: Arava and Rituxan





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Arava and Rituxan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 410 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Arava has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Arava 16,327 users)

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 10,311 users)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 410 people who take Arava, Rituxan are studied

Arava, Rituxan outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Arava (leflunomide)
- Rituxan (rituximab)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Arava is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a
Rituxan is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Drug IneffectiveMyocardial InfarctionGait DisturbanceOedemaProgressive Multifocal LeukoencephalopathyLiver AbscessSweating IncreasedDrug Ineffective
ArthralgiaFatigueBone DisorderArthralgiaDuodenal UlcerMyocardial InfarctionRinging In The EarsPain
PainFallBack PainPneumoniaBacterial InfectionBacterial SepsisArthralgia
Weight IncreasedBlood Pressure IncreasedPain In ExtremityDyspnoeaArthralgiaDilatation VentricularRheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid ArthritisArthralgiaWeight DecreasedOedema PeripheralIntervertebral Disc ProtrusionRenal Failure AcuteJoint Swelling
Joint SwellingDrug IneffectiveArthropathyPleural EffusionArthropathyPneumoniaPneumonia
Gait DisturbanceDiarrhoeaHaemorrhagePericardial EffusionNeck PainPain In ExtremityGait Disturbance
Oedema PeripheralWeight DecreasedInfarctionDiverticulum IntestinalNeutropeniaInfarctionDiarrhoea
HypertensionHeadacheSquamous Cell Carcinoma Of The CervixRenal Failure ChronicPneumonia AspirationHypersensitivityPain In Extremity
Bone PainPainAortic Valve IncompetenceWeight IncreasedIleus ParalyticSyncopeWeight Increased

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Arava is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Rituxan is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Drug IneffectivePneumonia
PainDyspnoea
ArthralgiaPyrexia
Rheumatoid ArthritisMegacolon
Joint SwellingPain
Gait DisturbanceWeight Decreased
Pain In ExtremityCardiac Failure
Weight IncreasedDiarrhoea
DiarrhoeaMulti-organ Failure
PneumoniaAlanine Aminotransferase Increased

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Arava is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/a33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
Rituxan is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/a33.33%
(2 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aHistiocytosis HaematophagicHodgkin's DiseaseSquamous Cell Carcinoma Of The CervixPainDiarrhoeaDrug IneffectiveArthralgia
Arthritis BacterialAnaphylactic ReactionAcute Respiratory Distress SyndromeArthralgiaDrug IneffectiveRheumatoid ArthritisSepsis
Interstitial Lung DiseaseHodgkin's Disease Stage IiPelvic PainPancreatitis NecrotisingFatigueJoint SwellingPneumonia
Hodgkin's DiseaseDrug IneffectiveVaginal HaemorrhageBone PainSpinal DisorderPainMyocardial Infarction
Drug Effect DecreasedVomitingFatigueDyspnoeaHypersensitivityProgressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Serum SicknessDrug Exposure During PregnancyNauseaPainArthralgiaPain
Joint DestructionVasculitisHeadacheAstheniaInfluenzaSpinal Disorder
Feeling Of Body Temperature ChangeDyspnoeaWeight IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedGait Disturbance
ThrombosisDrug IneffectiveNeutropeniaCystRheumatoid Arthritis
NauseaHypersensitivityArthropathyInfusion Related ReactionWeight Increased

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Arava and Rituxan?

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • What did the doctors say the cause of your low platelet count? did your drop in less than 24 hours?
    After getting decadron I got hot, eyes got red, had chest pressure and couldn't breath. First xray showed no pneumonia, no blood clots. They said it was a Collapsed lung then two days later, after pulmonary scan they said Pneumonia but couldn't explain drop in platelet count before diagnosis of pneumonia.
  • Anyone have severe mouth blisters/ulcers from rituan lasting more than 8 months???? (1 answer)
    24 hr. after last rituxan tx. developed horrible mouth uclers - mouth skin looked liked hanging chads in the mouth. 8 l/2 months later everything 17 specialists can think of have not worked...Any suggestions. Help this is awful
  • Can r-chop chemotherapy cause aortic stenosis?
    Treated with 3 courses of R-CHOP plus radiotherapy for Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of orbit of eye in 2010. In complete remission until 2014 then relapse of genetically identical tumor in maxillary sinus. Recently have received 3 courses of R-ICE. During the past week I have had a cardiac ECHO which showed aortic stenosis. I also had an episode of hypotension and bradycardia lasting about a day during one the RICE treatments.
  • Does leflunomide increases triglyceride level as its side-effect?
    I m taking leflunomide for last 5yrs.My Ra factor is positive and have pain IN Multiple joints especially in forelimbs.

    This time my uric acid level is slightly increased above normal and CRP has increased 16 folds
  • Do any of my medications cause peripheral neuropathy (1 answer)
    Peripheral neuropathy started after my diagnosis and the initiation of the RA meds. My Rheumatologist says it is not associated with the meds BUT I find info on the net that disagrees. I think it is the med(s). I am interested in what experience others have had. Thanks K

More questions for: Arava, Rituxan

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Does rituxan cause laryngitis?
    Two days after first Rituxan infusion, still suffering with dripping sinuses and laryngitis. Unable to speak at all today. Related to the Rituxan?
  • Rituxan mental changes (1 response)
    Within a month my daughter has had altered mental health symptoms such as confusion 'ADD symptoms' decrease in vision, trouble concentrating, frequent headaches and sharp head pain, forgetfulness, blanks out much more and 'feels off'
    it has now been about 5 months since last rituxan

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (9 months ago):

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

    Reply

Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Arava (leflunomide) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Rituxan (rituximab) 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:

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

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