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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/19/2013 12:23:13 PM

Reviewer: Scher, 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 have been on Arava for about 13 years, and it works GREAT for me. The generic form of the drug doesn't work as well as the brand name. It is very expensive, but since being on this drug, my blood tests have been very good, so much so that my doctor thought that I may have been in remission at one time and took me off of the drug. The pain and stiffness came back, so I quickly returned to tak ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/15/2013 4:13:44 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 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 been using this for 10 weeks with little relief for the pain I have.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/31/2013 12:08:44 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on Arava since 2001. The first 10 yrs. my psorasis and P arthritis seemed to be under control. the last 2 yrs my arthritis has advanced a little but the psorasis is still gone. I have had problems with my BP the last 18 month but I'm not sure that it can be blamed on the arava.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/1/2013 6:35:55 PM

Reviewer: madoreen, 65-74 Female 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 have been taking Arava for over a year now.My Doctor and I have had to adjust the dosage. ..I now take 10mg 3 times a week. I was taking it every day but had side affects.I also take Sulphasalizine every day..I have Psoriatic Arthritis and my pain, and stifness was so bad I got to the point where I could not bath or dress myself or walk without hurting.Every thing I did was exhausting. I have t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
7/25/2013 12:50:51 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been taking Arava for about 4-5 months now and haven't seen any results! I have tried so many others and have had bad side affects with them except Enbrel. But my doctor dosen't want me taking Enbrel because I had skin rashes but I don't think the Enbrel had anything to do with the reashes. I am so tired of hurting and not being able to enjoy life. Any ideas would be appreciated ... Show Full Comment

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