Arava Medication Information
Arava® (leflunomide) is a medication prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in people age 18 and older. It comes in the form of a tablet and is taken by mouth once daily.
Although this product may help relieve symptoms and slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis, not everyone can take this medication. Arava's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks and to help ensure safe treatment. For example, you may not be able to take this medicine if you have blood problems, liver disease, or high blood pressure.
Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible and can include a rash, hair loss, and diarrhea. In most cases, reactions to the drug tend to be mild and easy to treat.
(Click Arava for more information, including dosing tips, a detailed description of the drug's effects, and other side effects that may occur with treatment.)