Review: Arava and Rituxan
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Arava and Rituxan. It is created by eHealthMe based on 404 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Arava (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Rituxan (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
On Sep, 25, 2013: 404 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|
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|
|3||Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy||14|
|9||Pain In Extremity||5|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Juvenile arthritis
- Behcet's syndrome
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By Ashish: Does leflunomide increases triglyceride level as its side-effect?
(for 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
(Number of patients like Ashish: 110)
- By Karen H.: Do any of my medications cause peripheral neuropathy
(for 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
(Number of patients like Karen H.: 5,706)
- By Gail: Can arava worsen psoriasis
(for 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.
(Number of patients like Gail: 290)
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:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Arava alternatives:
- Rituxan alternatives:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.
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