ARAVA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high blood pressure
  • a common cold
  • bronchitis
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • urinary tract infection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • indigestion
  • hair loss
  • backache
  • dizziness
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramps

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • inflammation of the covering of a tendon
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • inflammation of the lining of a joint
  • fast heartbeat

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • pink eye
  • throat irritation
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • dry mouth
  • canker sores
  • constipation
  • itching
  • acne
  • fever
  • decreased appetite
  • gas
  • generalized weakness
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • a bad infection
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • inflammation of the blood vessels
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • liver failure
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • nosebleed
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • reactivation of a past tuberculosis infection
  • lung tissue problem
  • pancreatitis
  • a type of skin disease with raised, red patches filled with pus called pustular psoriasis
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dry skin
  • joint pain
  • leg cramps
  • flu-like symptoms
  • cough

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