What is Arava 20 mg Tablet ?
Arava belongs to a group of medicines called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Arava 20 mg, manufactured by Sanofi Aventis, contains Leflunomide as an active ingredient. It is a prescription arthritis medicine that should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share this medicine with others, and use Arava only for the indication prescribed.
Arava 20 Tablets Uses :
Arava (Leflunomide) is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (a condition in which the body’s defense system fails to recognize the body as itself and attacks the healthy tissues around the joints). It helps to reduce the joint damage/pain/swelling and helps you to move better.
Arava Leflunomide 20 mg Tablets Work :
Leflunomide prevents the activation and multiplication of white blood cells known as lymphocytes, which are responsible for causing inflammation. By preventing the activation of these lymphocyte cells, blood levels of certain inflammatory chemicals that the body’s immune system produces in rheumatoid arthritis are reduced. Once these have fallen, the inflammation of the joints lessens, which helps relieve the pain.
Arava 20 mg Side – Effects :
When you take Leflunomide Arthritis medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine can cause some side effects. Side effects can range from mild to severe and the risk of getting side effects varies from person to person. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur :
Common Side Effects : Diarrhea; Nausea; Stomach pain; Loss of appetite; Weight loss; Headache; dizziness; Back pain; Numbness or tingling; Itching or skin rash; Runny or stuffy nose etc.
Serious Side Effects : Chest pain; Fast or pounding heartbeat; Increased thirst or urination; Muscle cramps or pain; Vision changes; easy bruising or bleeding; Unusual growths or lumps; Swollen glands (lymph nodes) etc.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Leflunomide 20 mg tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Arava 20 mg – Storage Details :
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Arava tablets in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
• Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children and pets. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
• Keep it in the original container, and keep the container closed tightly.
• Do not store Arava (Leflunomide) or any other medicine in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink. Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
• Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. You can put them on a different shelf, or in a different cabinet or drawer.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from Indiangenericdrugs, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.