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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

Trend of Arava, Rituxan's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (5580448)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

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)
InteractionNumber of reports
Arthralgia (joint pain)219
Drug Ineffective140
Pain132
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)112
Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)90
Pneumonia87
Joint Swelling84
Weight Increased76
Gait Disturbance74
Pain In Extremity68

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)
InteractionNumber of reports
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells)44
Arthralgia (joint pain)42
Pneumonia34
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
Weight Decreased18
Arthropathy18
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)18
Neck Pain16

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Arava0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%
Rituxan0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Juvenile arthritis
  3. Behcet's syndrome
  4. Premedication
  5. Hypertension

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate
  2. Prednisone
  3. Humira
  4. Remicade
  5. Cytoxan

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week 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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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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