Generic Arava

At this time, there are a variety of generic Arava (leflunomide) products available. These generics are available in two strengths (10-mg and 20-mg tablets) and are made by a number of generic manufacturers. The FDA has determined that all of the generic versions currently available are equivalent to brand-name Arava.

Can I Buy Generic Arava?

Arava® (leflunomide) is a prescription medication approved for treating rheumatoid arthritis. It belongs to a class of drugs called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Arava reduces symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and slows down the progression of the disease.
Arava is made by sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC. It is no longer protected by patents and is available in generic form.

Available Strengths

Generic Arava tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Leflunomide 10 mg
  • Leflunomide 20 mg.
The 100-mg tablets are not currently available in generic form. This strength may be used for the first three days of treatment, to reach effective blood levels more quickly and help produce a more rapid response to the medication. This is called a "loading dose."
Your healthcare provider will supply you with the 100-mg tablets if he or she determines that you will benefit from a loading dose. The 100-mg tablets are available only as "samples" and cannot be sold through pharmacies.

Who Makes Generic Arava?

Generic Arava is made by a number of manufacturers, including:
  • Apotex Corp.
  • Heritage Pharmaceuticals
  • Prasco Laboratories
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Sandoz.
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