Arava 10mg Tablet 30'S


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LEFLUNOMIDE 10MG
By Sanofi India Ltd
Prescription Needed
Rs.292.95
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Drug Information for Arava 10mg Tablet 30'S

What is ARAVA 10MG?

  • ARAVA 10MG contains Leflunomide which belongs to a group of medicines called anti-rheumatic medicines
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What ARAVA 10MG is used for?

It is used to treat,

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • psoriatic arthritis
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PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to leflunomide or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have liver, kidney disease
  • have blood cell disorder
  • are suffering from a serious infection
  • have bone marrow disorder
  • suffer from any problem which affects your immune system (e.g. AIDS)
  • suffer from tuberculosis
  • suffer from interstitial lung disease
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  • Do not take ARAVA 10MG if you are pregnant or breast feeding or think you may be pregnant
  • Women of childbearing potential must not take this medicine without using reliable contraceptives measures
  • It may pass into the breast milk
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  • ARAVA 10MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age
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  • ARAVA 10MG can make you feel dizzy which may impair your ability to concentrate and react. If you are affected, do not drive, or use machines
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Tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • other medicines for rheumatoid arthritis such as chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, D-penicillamine, azathioprine, methotrexate
  • warfarin and other oral medicines used as blood thinner
  • teriflunomide for multiple sclerosis
  • repaglinide, pioglitazone, nateglinide or rosiglitazone for diabetes
  • daunorubicin, doxorubicin, paclitaxel or topotecan for cancer
  • duloxetine for depression, urinary incontinence or in kidney disease in diabetics
  • alosetron for the management of severe diarrhoea
  • theophylline for asthma
  • tizanidine, a muscle relaxant
  • oral contraceptives (containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel)
  • cefaclor, benzylpenicillin (penicillin G), ciprofloxacin for infections
  • indomethacin, ketoprofen for pain or inflammation
  • furosemide for heart disease (diuretic)
  • zidovudine for HIV infection
  • rosuvastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, pravastatin or colestyramine for hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • sulfasalazine for inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis
  • colestyramine or activated charcoal
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • The dosage and the drug form may vary with age, weight, severity of symptoms, and existing medical condition of an individual
  • Take it orally with or without food

If you take more ARAVA 10MG

  • If you have taken more ARAVA 10MG, contact your doctor or go to nearest hospital immediately

If you forget to take ARAVA 10MG

  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember but do not take two doses in one day

If you stop taking ARAVA 10MG

  • Do not stop taking ARAVA 10MG abruptly without consulting your doctor
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

SERIOUS

COMMON

UNCOMMON

  • muscle pain
  • fever
  • vision changes
  • difficulty in breathing
  • pale skin
  • peeling skin
  • dark-coloured urine
  • blisters on nose, eyes or skin
  • itching, rash
  • fast heartbeat
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  • a slight decrease in the number of white blood cells (leucopenia)
  • mild allergic reactions
  • loss of appetite, weight loss (usually insignificant)
  • tiredness (asthenia)
  • headache, dizziness
  • abnormal skin sensations like tingling (paraesthesia)
  • mild increase in blood pressure
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea, vomiting
  • inflammation of the mouth or mouth ulcers
  • abdominal pain
  • an increase in some liver test results
  • increased hair loss
  • eczema, dry skin, rash, itching
  • tendonitis (pain caused by inflammation in the membrane surrounding the tendons usually in the feet or hands)
  • an increase of certain enzymes in the blood (creatine phosphokinase)
  • problems in the nerves of the arms or legs (peripheral neuropathy)
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  • a decrease in the number of red blood cells (anaemia) and blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)
  • a decrease in the levels of potassium in the blood
  • anxiety, taste disturbances
  • urticaria (nettle rash)
  • tendon rupture
  • an increase in the levels of fat in the blood (cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • a decrease in the levels of phosphate in the blood
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STORAGE

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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