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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 16,217 people who have side effects while taking Arava from FDA and social media. Among them, 703 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 Arava 16,327 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Diarrhea 137,983 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 16,217 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 703 people (4.33%) 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
Diarrhea28.08%47.54%5.67%10.10%6.16%1.72%0.74%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Arava * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea76.65%23.35%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Arava * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%1.76%0.00%2.78%5.42%14.64%22.55%52.86%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Arava ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%100.00%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 (625 people, 88.90%)
  2. Hypertension (52 people, 7.40%)
  3. Osteoporosis (51 people, 7.25%)
  4. Pain (38 people, 5.41%)
  5. Psoriatic arthropathy (30 people, 4.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (170 people, 24.18%)
  2. Prednisone (139 people, 19.77%)
  3. Enbrel (99 people, 14.08%)
  4. Prednisolone (92 people, 13.09%)
  5. Celebrex (88 people, 12.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I have diarrhea from taking aloe Vera gel and I really need to get rid of it, I bought the aloe Vera gel on about Monday of this week. I have been having diarrhea from this aloe Vera gel since a day after I took it. I was wondering if it was safe to take Imodium for my diarrhea four days after i dra ...
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    (Asked by a 23 year old man who has Frequent Bowel Movements, Bloody Diarrhea, Paina, Grumbling Intestines, Lose Weight, and takes Ciprofloxacin, Imuran, Metronidazole)
    Since I was 16 years old I strugle with Ulcerative Colitis.Year and a half ago my colon was removed.So, now I have J-pouch and it seems that colon removement caused severe pouchitis.When I use antibiotics it seems that everything is good,but when i stop using them ,everything gets even worse. I ...
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