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Side Effects of AravaJust like any medicine, Arava can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
Drug InteractionsArava may react with a number of other medicines (see Arava Drug Interactions).
Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A history of abnormal liver function tests
- A history of alcoholism or currently drink large amounts of alcohol
- Blood problems, including anemia or low blood platelets
- Bone marrow problems
- A weakened immune system, due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
- Frequent or uncontrolled infections, or currently have an infection
- Cancer, or a history of cancer
- Lung problems
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Arava and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Arava and Breastfeeding).