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Although no studies have been done to see if Arava (leflunomide) passes through breast milk, it is thought that it likely would, based on the properties of the drug. Due to the potential risks of using Arava while breastfeeding, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not take this medicine while nursing.
Can Breastfeeding Women Take Arava?Arava® (leflunomide) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. At this time, it is not known if Arava passes through breast milk in humans.
The manufacturer of the medication recommends that women avoid taking it while nursing a child. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding, talk with your healthcare provider before taking this drug.