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

Trend of arava reports

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

Trend of rituxan reports

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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Latest outcomes in real world:

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

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  • Does leflunomide increases triglyceride level as its side-effect?
    (Asked by a 22 year old man who has Trygluceride Level 194mg/dl Normal Range-50-150 Mg/dl, and takes Leflunomide)
    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
    (Asked by a 67 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Methotrexate, Arava, Rituxan, Folic Acid, Famotidine, Multivitamin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Atenolol, Aspirin, Omega-3)
    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
    (Asked by a 49 year old woman who has Psoriatic Arthritis, and takes Arava)
    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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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.

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