Review: Arava and Rituxan
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Arava and Rituxan. It is created by eHealthMe based on 410 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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On Apr, 1, 2014: 410 people who reported to have interactions when taking Arava, Rituxan are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Arava (leflunomide)
- Rituxan (rituximab)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Arava, Rituxan:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||219|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||112|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)||90|
|Pain In Extremity||68|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Arava, Rituxan:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells)||44|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||42|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||28|
|Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)||24|
|Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)||21|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||18|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Juvenile arthritis
- Behcet's syndrome
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
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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:
- Arava is used in:
- Rituxan is used in:
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Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 weeks ago):
I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- 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
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
- Can arava worsen psoriasis
Psoriasis mild when started arava. By the second month p's all over my body.. very severe. Cannot find other people that have reported this. I'd hate to stop the drug if it isn't cause.
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