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

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/29/2008 9:38:34 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/2/2008 12:29:31 AM

Reviewer: ginipig, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
very sore throat and bloody muccus. Stopped taking it and 2 weeks ago and still have a sore throat. Pain patch stopped working while taking arava. Worse pain in tendons and tiered.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/24/2008 1:51:13 PM

Reviewer: LizH., 55-64 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 do not recommend this drug in combination with methotrexate. Liver enzymes have not been normal since. It made me feel ill - the doctor said it was a flare, but it was not a flare - it just made me feel sick all the time. I was told by general practitioner, and she said that a lot of people felt ill on ARAVA. History: I was diagnosed with RA 2 years ago. I tried methotrexate without much reli ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/22/2008 8:45:43 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was on enbrel and methotrexate and doing quite well for about a year, but unfortunately developed methotrexate toxicity and had to stop. My rheumatologist prescribed ARAVA to replace the methotrexate. It took about four months to build up to levels where it was effective, but have had no problems on it. I feel good. The only side effect I have experienced is some very slight numbness in my toes ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/19/2008 9:38:07 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was diagnosed with RA, I'm 46 years old, male, hispanic My mother has severe RA since her mids 30. I used Arava for 3 months and the swelling of my hands and elbows stopped completely.

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