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Review: could Arava cause Sinus infection (Sinusitis)?





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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 16,217 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 has active ingredients of leflunomide. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Arava 16,327 users)

Sinus infection

Sinus infection (inflammation of sinus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, psoriasis.(latest reports from Sinus infection 36,433 patients)

On Dec, 5, 2014: 16,217 people reported to have side effects when taking Arava. Among them, 149 people (0.92%) have Sinus Infection.

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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    (Asked by a 67 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Methotrexate, Arava, Rituxan, Folic Acid, Famotidine, Multivitamin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Atenolol, Aspirin, Omega-3)
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