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 139,244 Diarrhea patients)
On Jan, 2, 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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Thank you in advance.
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