Review: could Arava cause Sinus infection?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 15,775 people who take Arava. Among them, 171 have Sinus infection. See who they are, when they have Sinus infection and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Arava (latest outcomes from 15,877 users) has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Arava include fever, alanine aminotransferase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, nausea, breathing difficulty.
Sinus infection (inflammation of sinus) (latest reports from 223,282 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, psoriasis.
On Mar, 10, 2014: 15,775 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 149 people (0.94%) have Sinus Infection. They amount to 0.07% of all the 223,282 people who have Sinus Infection.
Time on Arava when people have Sinus infection * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sinus infection||11.11%||16.67%||22.22%||0.00%||38.89%||11.11%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Sinus infection when taking Arava * :
|Sinus infection||83.44%||16.56% |
Age of people who have Sinus infection when taking Arava * :
|Sinus infection||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.74%||7.83%||17.39%||36.52%||36.52% |
Severity of Sinus infection when taking Arava ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sinus infection||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Sinus infection ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sinus infection||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (123 people, 82.55%)
- Pain (13 people, 8.72%)
- Osteoporosis (13 people, 8.72%)
- Hypothyroidism (11 people, 7.38%)
- Hypertension (10 people, 6.71%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Enbrel (55 people, 36.91%)
- Humira (27 people, 18.12%)
- Methotrexate (26 people, 17.45%)
- Prednisone (23 people, 15.44%)
- 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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