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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 16,220 people who have side effects while taking Arava from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,027 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Arava

Arava has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 16,331 Arava users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 139,378 Diarrhea patients)

On Apr, 5, 2015: 16,219 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 705 people (4.35%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Arava reports

Time on Arava when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea27.94%47.55%5.88%10.05%6.13%1.72%0.74%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Arava * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea76.70%23.30%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Arava * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%1.75%0.00%2.77%5.55%14.60%22.48%52.85%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Arava ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (626 people, 88.79%)
  2. Hypertension (53 people, 7.52%)
  3. Osteoporosis (51 people, 7.23%)
  4. Pain (40 people, 5.67%)
  5. Psoriatic arthropathy (30 people, 4.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (170 people, 24.11%)
  2. Prednisone (139 people, 19.72%)
  3. Enbrel (99 people, 14.04%)
  4. Prednisolone (92 people, 13.05%)
  5. Celebrex (88 people, 12.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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