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 22,295 people who have side effects while taking Arava from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,012 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 22,380 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 253,439 Diarrhea patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

22,295 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava.
Among them, 1,012 people (4.54%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Arava cause Diarrhea?

Time on Arava when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 25.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.8 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Arava *:

  • female: 80.14 %
  • male: 19.86 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Arava *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.25 %
  • 20-29: 1.99 %
  • 30-39: 5.84 %
  • 40-49: 14.04 %
  • 50-59: 25.59 %
  • 60+: 52.3 %

Severity if Diarrhea when taking Arava **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Diarrhea **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (764 people, 75.49%)
  • Hypertension (79 people, 7.81%)
  • Pain (67 people, 6.62%)
  • Osteoporosis (52 people, 5.14%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (45 people, 4.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (215 people, 21.25%)
  • Enbrel (167 people, 16.50%)
  • Prednisone (155 people, 15.32%)
  • Humira (125 people, 12.35%)
  • Folic Acid (91 people, 8.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Vomiting (207 people, 20.45%)
  • Nausea (207 people, 20.45%)
  • Pyrexia (167 people, 16.50%)
  • Weight Decreased (141 people, 13.93%)
  • Asthenia (126 people, 12.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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