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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Arava oral.

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135 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/28/2015 10:49:27 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have taken (20 mg) for 10 years with great effectiveness. Increased to 40mg on weekend to offset Temporal Arteritis symptoms. Been effective in that regard for 8 months.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/13/2015 8:08:30 AM

Reviewer: Garyb, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I started Arava 4 months ago to augment Mothotrexate. I have lost almost 10 lbs and am always tired. I am not eating less and don't have enough energy to exercise so I should be gaining weight but I have almost constant diarrhea. Will tell the doctor I want to stop. Also, very expensive.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/6/2015 7:50:53 AM

Reviewer: Linda, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took generic Arava for the 24+ yrs I have had RA in both joints & lungs. Completely controlled joint pain after about 4 mo. of use. RA in lungs was treated well, or dormant though visible on xrays, until last 5 years. During last 5 years fibrosis in lungs has become quickly progressive and now I am on oxygen 24/7. RA and lung doctors have taken me off Arava and put me on Imuran (now for a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
5/13/2015 4:37:30 PM

Reviewer: Precious, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have totally had to come off of Arava, Meloxicam and Plaquenil, not sure which one is causing the side affects but I haven't eaten and kept any food down in days, and my liver count has gone up tremendously.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
4/15/2015 8:26:55 PM

Reviewer: Timmehh, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking Arava for about 18 months. A huge improvement over Methotrexate and takikg a pill every day is way less stressfull then an injection. A bit of tingling in my feet started a few months ago. My doctor just reduced the dose from 20 mg to 10. I would recommend this to anyone with RA. The generic works just as good and is 1/3 the price.The other side effect is occaisional diarrhea, b ... Show Full Comment

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