Review: could Arava cause Diarrhea?
Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Arava, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 16,219 people who have side effects while taking Arava from FDA and social media. Among them, 704 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.
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Arava has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 16,329 Arava users)
Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,328 Diarrhea patients)
On Mar, 4, 2015: 16,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 704 people (4.34%) have Diarrhea.
Time on Arava when people have Diarrhea * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Arava * :
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Arava * :
Severity of Diarrhea when taking Arava ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (625 people, 88.78%)
- Hypertension (52 people, 7.39%)
- Osteoporosis (51 people, 7.24%)
- Pain (39 people, 5.54%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (30 people, 4.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (170 people, 24.15%)
- Prednisone (139 people, 19.74%)
- Enbrel (99 people, 14.06%)
- Prednisolone (92 people, 13.07%)
- Celebrex (88 people, 12.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Metformin, Victoza for a 35-year old woman with Diabetes. The patient has Dizziness, Nausea, Heart Palpitations, Breathing Difficulty, Chills, Diarrhea, Fatigue
- A study of side effects of Topamax for a 53-year old woman with Migraine. The patient has Diarrhea
- A study of side effects of Cyclogyl for a 52-year old woman with Eye Redness. The patient has Diarrhoea
- A study of drug interactions between Ditropan, Macrodantin for a 62-year old woman with Paraplegia, Urinary Tract Infection. The patient has Diarrhoea, Abdominal Cramps
- A study of side effects of Lantus for a 75-year old woman with Diabetes Mellitus. The patient has Diarrhea, Diarrhea Associated With Medications, Novolog
Recent Arava related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Adipex-p, Leflunomide for a 46-year old woman who has Pain
- Comparions of Arava, Methotrexate for a 49-year old man who has Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Comparions of Leflunomide, Plaquenil, Prednisolone, Oxycontin for a 40-year old woman who has Clinical Hemoglobin C
- Comparions of Leflunomide (Teva Pharms) - 10MG, Rituxan (Genentech) - 10MG/ML for a 66-year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Comparions of Arava (Sanofi Aventis Us) - 100MG, Ramipril (Cobalt Labs Inc) - 5MG, Tegretol (Novartis) - 200MG, Methotrexate Sodium (Dava Pharms Inc) - EQ 2.5MG BASE, Humira for a 49-year old woman who has Arthritis
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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