Review: could Arava cause Sinus Infection?


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 22,295 people who have side effects while taking Arava from FDA and social media. Among them, 327 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 22,380 users)

Sinus Infection

Sinus infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, weakness, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 61,698 Sinus infection patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

22,295 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava.
Among them, 327 people (1.47%) have Sinus Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Arava cause Sinus infection?

Time on Arava when people have Sinus Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.12 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.62 %
  • 10+ years: 6.25 %

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

  • female: 88.31 %
  • male: 11.69 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.55 %
  • 30-39: 6.59 %
  • 40-49: 19.77 %
  • 50-59: 38.37 %
  • 60+: 33.72 %

Severity if Sinus Infection when taking Arava **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Sinus Infection **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (264 people, 80.73%)
  • Hypertension (27 people, 8.26%)
  • Pain (20 people, 6.12%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (19 people, 5.81%)
  • Osteoporosis (19 people, 5.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (112 people, 34.25%)
  • Humira (79 people, 24.16%)
  • Methotrexate (71 people, 21.71%)
  • Prednisone (49 people, 14.98%)
  • Plaquenil (36 people, 11.01%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arthralgia (52 people, 15.90%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (50 people, 15.29%)
  • Headache (50 people, 15.29%)
  • Cough (44 people, 13.46%)
  • Bronchitis (40 people, 12.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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