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

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/18/2013 12:09:01 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After 2 1/2 years of taking arava I started getting severe headaches and lost 28 lbs. and was tired all the time. It took my Doc 3 months to figure out the the arava could be causing that so I stopped taking it for 2 weeks and the headaches stopped and after another week I started eating some. I am now reducing the dose from 20 mg to 10mg and if that works I will reduce to 5mg and hope for the bes ... Show Full Comment

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

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