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Arava

leflunomide
Leflunomide affects the immune system and reduces swelling and inflammation in the body. Leflunomide is used to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Leflunomide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
leflunomide
DRUG TYPE
antirheumatics

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do not use leflunomide if you are pregnant, and stop taking this medicine if you think you might be pregnant. Use birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are taking leflunomide, and until you complete a "drug elimination" procedure.

Leflunomide can cause severe or fatal liver damage. Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver disease or if you also use other medicines such as: pain or arthritis medicine (including aspirin, Tylenol, and Advil/Motrin), medicines to treat tuberculosis or other infections, seizure medication, hormonal birth control or hormone replacement therapy, chemotherapy, cholesterol-lowering medicine, heart medication, or blood pressure medicine.

Your liver function will need to be tested often, and you may need to stop taking leflunomide based on the results of these tests.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Arava tablet 10 mg20 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Leflunomide tablet 10 mg20 mg

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