Arava 10 Mg
A healthcare provider may prescribe Arava® (leflunomide) 10-mg tablets once daily to help treat rheumatoid arthritis in adults. This amount is usually recommended for people who are unable to tolerate 20 mg of Arava a day due to bothersome side effects.
However, your healthcare provider will take into consideration several factors when determining your dosage. Some of these factors include how you respond to Arava, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are taking.
For many people, the initial dose will be higher (100 mg daily for three days), followed by 20 mg once daily thereafter. This high starting dose is called a "loading dose," which is used to quickly get Arava to effective levels in the blood.
(For more information on the 10-mg tablet, click Arava Dosage. This Web selection takes an in-depth look at the dosing guidelines for this drug, including important suggestions on when and how to take it.)