Review: could Arava cause Diarrhea?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 15,775 people who take Arava. Among them, 702 have Diarrhea. See who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Arava (latest outcomes from 15,877 users) has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Arava include fever, alanine aminotransferase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, nausea, breathing difficulty.
Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,074,870 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture and pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 15,775 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 702 people (4.45%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.07% of all the 1,067,802 people who have Diarrhea.
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (624 people, 88.89%)
- Hypertension (52 people, 7.41%)
- Osteoporosis (51 people, 7.26%)
- Pain (38 people, 5.41%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (30 people, 4.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (170 people, 24.22%)
- Prednisone (139 people, 19.80%)
- Enbrel (99 people, 14.10%)
- Prednisolone (92 people, 13.11%)
- Celebrex (87 people, 12.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Ann on Oct, 18, 2012:
70 year old female, in FL, have taken fosamax for several years until it was making me sick, then switched to Actonel and stomach problems prompted me to switch to Boniva. Not sure if that is my problem but the less I eat the less I hurt, am down to eating pureed veg soup, protein & nutritional shakes, baby food, yogurt, applesauce, pudding, bananas, pureed veg soup, etc. After reading this will stop the Bonivia. I have very intense pain if I eat any solid food. It is the pits, quality of life has been reduced drastically. Diag: gastroparesis
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