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Arava

Form.

Tablets: 10 milligrams,
Tablets: 20 milligrams,
Tablets: 100 milligrams.

No Prescription

Arava is prescribed for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis in adults. It reduces the signs, symptoms and joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
Arava is prescribed in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It reduces the pain, stiffness, inflammation, and swelling associated with this disease, improves physical function, and staves off the joint damage that ultimately results.

Dosage.

The usual dose is 100 milligrams daily for the first 3 days, followed by 20 milligrams daily. Doctors may reduce the dose to 10 milligrams daily if side effects appear. It may require up to four weeks of therapy before improvement of the arthritis are seen. It is not known if ingestion of food or alcohol affects the absorption or action of Arava .

For ADULTS

The recommended starting dose is one 100-mg tablet daily for the first 3 days. If you have an increased risk for blood disorders or liver problems, your doctor may choose to eliminate the 100-mg starting dose to reduce the risk of serious side effects.

After the first 3 days, the doctor will reduce the dose to 20 mg a day. If side effects appear, the dose may be further decreased to 10 mg a day.

For CHILDREN

Arava is not recommended for children less than 18 years old.

Side Effects.

The most frequently reported side effects are:
- Diarrhea;
- Headache;
- Itching;
- Loss Or Thinning Of Hair;
- Nausea;
- Rash;
- Weight Loss;

Arava also may cause:
- Chest Pain And Abnormal Heartbeats;
- High Blood Pressure;

Arava side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Weight Loss;
- Weakness;
- Vomiting;
- Urinary Tract Infection;
- Tendon Inflammation;
- Stomach Inflammation;
- Sore Throat;
- Respiratory Infection;
- Rash;
- Nausea;
- Mouth Ulcers;
- Loss Of Appetite;
- Joint Disorders;
- Itching;
- Indigestion;
- High Blood Pressure;
- Headache;
- Hair Loss;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Cough;
- Bronchitis;
- Back Pain;
- Abdominal Pain;
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