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Review: taking Arava and Rituxan together

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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On Apr, 6, 2015: 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

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)

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 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

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

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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