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how long does it take arava to effect some relief

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Again, ask specialis: You are being treated for a specific medical problem, with two meds that each have signifacant effects and side effects. Certainly you ought not take ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: You must stop before surgery and you can resume it until you are cleared the surgeon performing surgery because it can put you at increased risk for p ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Discontinue: You may be having a histaminic reaction to the cholestyramine. I'd stop the medication or take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if the itching improv ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
MTX sc ?: Mtx causes less liver issues given sc versus oral. Also mtx has more potent metabolites that take 10 weeks to develop. You did not specify what tests ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Mtx and enbrel (etanercept) : Methotrexate and Enbrel (etanercept) can cause elevation of the liver enzymes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ideally No: Leflunomide is used in rheumatoid arthritis. It can cause fetal birth defects. Generally we want to get you off of this medication prior to pregnanc ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sterba
46 years experience Rheumatology
The : The other side of these coin, has to do with whether you need additional treatment and whether the future of your disease is been controlled. If you h ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Leflunomide!: It is a drug for treating rheumatoid arthitis and other arthities and certain autoimmune diseases.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Rx only: Arava is a prescription drug for rheumatoid arthritis. It needs to be prescribed and monitoring by a physician familiar with its use. Arava or the gen ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Arava (leflunomide) is : Contraindicated in pregnancy.

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