Arava Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Arava are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Dark urine
    • Loss of appetite
    • Fatigue or excessive tiredness
    • Pain in the right upper part of the abdomen (stomach)
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath, new onset or worsening cough, or other breathing problems
  • Swelling in the extremities, such as the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), which may cause dry mouth, thirst, blurred vision, and dizziness
  • Changes in mood, such as depression, anxiety, or sleeping problems
  • Signs of an infection, such as fever, body aches, fatigue, or a general feeling of discomfort
  • Vision problems, such as blurred or cloudy vision
  • Tingling, pricking, or numbing sensations of the skin
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Signs of blood cell problems, such as:
    • Fatigue or extreme weakness or tiredness
    • Paleness
    • Easy bruising or bleeding
    • Frequent infections.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Arava or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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