Arava Oral Tablet 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Arava 10mg Tab
Sanofi-Aventis US LLC
Pill Identification: ZBN 
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Leflunomide 10mg Tablet
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 173  |  93
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Leflunomide 10mg Tablet
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  LE 10
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Leflunomide 10mg Tablet
Prasco Laboratories
Pill Identification: W01 
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Leflunomide 10mg Tablet
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG  |  993
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Leflunomide 10mg Tablet
Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: HP 43 

What is this Medicine?

LEFLUNOMIDE (le FLOO na mide) is for rheumatoid arthritis.

In-Depth Information

Arava 10mg Tablet

NDC: 000882160
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)/juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Protect from light
Arava 10mg Tablet
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Sanofi-Aventis US LLC
Pill Identification: ZBN 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Arava 10mg Tablet

Muscle Cramps Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cataracts Incidence:
<2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Joint Inflammation Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Pelvic Pain Incidence:
<2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
<2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
<2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Fever Incidence:
<2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Periods Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Diabetes Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bladder Infection Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tendon Rupture Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Allergic Skin Reaction Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gallstones Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bruise Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Discoloration Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bruise Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Bone Pain Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Urination Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Skin Discoloration Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Ulcer Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Acne Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Migraine Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Nerve Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Overactive Thyroid Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gum Inflammation Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
1.0-27.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Painful Urination Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Fats Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
1.0-2.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Throat Inflammation Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Loss Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
3.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Sores Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Lightheadedness Incidence:
4.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
5.0-33.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
5.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
6.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
7.0-13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hair Loss Incidence:
9.0-17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
9.0-13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
9.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
10.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
17.0-27.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Arava 10mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Arava 10mg Tablet(Leflunomide)
Alcohol and Leflunomide(Leflunomide)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking Leflunomide. Severe liver side effects due to Leflunomide may get worse if you regularly drink alcohol-containing drinks. Report any abdominal pain, anorexia, increased fatigue, nausea-vomiting, yellowing of skin or eyes, or continual darkening of the urine to your health care professional promptly.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Arava 10mg Tablet(Leflunomide)
Marijuana and Leflunomide(Leflunomide)
Leflunomide can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may get worse if you take Leflunomide. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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