Arava and Sinus infection - from FDA reports


Summary

Sinus infection is found among people who take Arava, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 22,860 people who have side effects while taking Arava from FDA. Among them, 348 have Sinus infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Sinus infection and more.

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Arava

Arava has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Arava 23,131 users)

Sinus Infection

Sinus infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthropathy (latest reports from 63,775 Sinus infection patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

22,860 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava.
Among them, 348 people (1.52%) have Sinus Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Arava cause Sinus infection?

Time on Arava when people have Sinus Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 12.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.03 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.12 %
  • 10+ years: 6.06 %

Gender of people who have Sinus Infection when taking Arava *:

  • female: 88.7 %
  • male: 11.3 %

Age of people who have Sinus Infection when taking Arava *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.45 %
  • 30-39: 6.91 %
  • 40-49: 18.55 %
  • 50-59: 38.55 %
  • 60+: 34.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (282 people, 81.03%)
  • High Blood Pressure (28 people, 8.05%)
  • Pain (22 people, 6.32%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (20 people, 5.75%)
  • Osteoporosis (19 people, 5.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (120 people, 34.48%)
  • Humira (85 people, 24.43%)
  • Methotrexate (78 people, 22.41%)
  • Prednisone (49 people, 14.08%)
  • Plaquenil (43 people, 12.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (56 people, 16.09%)
  • Joint Pain (53 people, 15.23%)
  • Headache (52 people, 14.94%)
  • Cough (49 people, 14.08%)
  • High Blood Pressure (43 people, 12.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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