What is Arava?
Arava (leflunomide) affects the immune system and reduces swelling and inflammation in the body. It is used to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
How does Arava work?
The medicine works by suppressing the blood cells that cause inflammation.
How to take Arava medicine?
Arava is consumed only once a day. They are 10 or 20mg each and the usual dose is 20 mg per day. Follow doctor’s directions. Do not take more or less medicine than prescribed. This medicine can be taken with food.
What about other medications affects Arava consumption?
Arava is often added to current medicines for better control of the disease. Do not stop consuming other medications unless directed by doctor.
What things are to be taken care of while consuming Arava?
The effects of alcohol could be made worse while taking Arava pills. It is recommended that you minimize alcohol consumption while taking Arava.