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Review: could Arava cause Sinus infection?

Summary: Sinus infection could be caused by Arava, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 16,197 people who have side effects while taking Arava from FDA and social media. Among them, 149 have Sinus infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Sinus infection and more.

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Arava

Arava (latest outcomes from 16,308 users) has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Sinus infection

Sinus infection (inflammation of sinus) (latest reports from 227,976 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, psoriasis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 16,197 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 149 people (0.92%) have Sinus Infection. They amount to 0.07% of all the 228,366 people who have Sinus Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sinus infection in Arava reports

Time on Arava when people have Sinus infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sinus infection11.11%16.67%22.22%0.00%38.89%11.11%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Sinus infection83.44%16.56%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sinus infection0.00%0.00%0.00%1.74%7.83%17.39%36.52%36.52%

Severity of Sinus infection when taking Arava ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sinus infection0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Sinus infection ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sinus infection0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (123 people, 82.55%)
  2. Pain (13 people, 8.72%)
  3. Osteoporosis (13 people, 8.72%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (11 people, 7.38%)
  5. Hypertension (10 people, 6.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Enbrel (55 people, 36.91%)
  2. Humira (27 people, 18.12%)
  3. Methotrexate (26 people, 17.45%)
  4. Prednisone (23 people, 15.44%)
  5. Remicade (18 people, 12.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • Does leflunomide increases triglyceride level as its side-effect?
    I m taking leflunomide for last 5yrs.My Ra factor is positive and have pain IN Multiple joints especially in forelimbs. This time my uric acid level is slightly increased above normal and CRP has increased 16 folds

  • Do any of my medications cause peripheral neuropathy
    Peripheral neuropathy started after my diagnosis and the initiation of the RA meds. My Rheumatologist says it is not associated with the meds BUT I find info on the net that disagrees. I think it is the med(s). I am interested in what experience others have had. Thanks K

  • Can arava worsen psoriasis
    Psoriasis mild when started arava. By the second month p's all over my body.. very severe. Cannot find other people that have reported this. I'd hate to stop the drug if it isn't cause.

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