Leflunomide is the medicinal component in Arava and is part of a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic progressive disease. Avara has been shown to be effective in slowing down the progression of RA.
Doctors prescribe Arava to slow down the worsening of the disease. Arava also treats RA symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, joint pain and stiffness. This may encourage people to participate in moderate-intensity, low-impact physical activity which can improve function, mood, and quality of life.
The inflammation and degradation of the synovial tissue around the joints is due to lymphocytes, or whites blood cells. Arava blocks the production of white blood cells, thereby slowing down the progression of the disease.
Take Arava orally. Swallow the tablet whole with water at the same time each day. You can take it with or without food. Sometimes the doctor will prescribe a loading dose to start which is 100mg once daily for three days. The usual dose is 20mg per day. You may begin to feel relief from symptoms like joint tenderness after about four weeks, with further improvement after four to six months of treatment.
These may not be all the side effects of Arava 20mg.
Due to potential risks of birth defects, do not use Arava if you suspect that you might be pregnant. Patients with liver disease, AIDS, or a serious infections should not be treated with Arava.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had tuberculosis, heart disease, or lung disorders. Your doctor may want to monitor your blood pressure, blood cells, and liver regularly.
Store at room temperature, away from light and moisture.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic progressive disease caused by an immune response that mistakenly attacks the area around your joints, slowly destroying the cartilage and bone. Symptoms include joints which are red, painful, swollen and stiff. RA usually strikes people between ages 30 and 60. Since RA is a life-long disease, it is important to manage flare-ups by resting the joints. Other times, when the inflammation settles down, exercise can reduce pain while increasing strength and flexibility.
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