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Can i drink alcohol while on humira?

Can i drink alcohol while on humira?

Humira & alcohol: Alcohol does not interact with humira. If you are also on Methotrexate alcohol should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol with subcutaneous methotrexate? What is the average dose of sq methotrexate when taken with humira for ra?

Is it safe to drink alcohol with subcutaneous methotrexate? What is the average dose of sq methotrexate when taken with humira for ra?

No: Alcohol use when used with low dose Methotrexate can and has lead to liver failure and the need for a liver transplant. The amount of alcohol that can do this is different depending on other diseases a person has (hepatitis) , meds they are on, and their genetics.So unless you want to flirt with disaster, no amount of alcohol should be considered "safe". Absolutely ask your doctor before drinking. ...Read more

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Can arava be prescribed for lupus? What is the best medication for sle lupus when liver and kidneys are affected? Thank you very much.

Can arava be prescribed for lupus?  What is the best medication for sle lupus when liver and kidneys are affected? Thank you very much.

Not really: In my experience it has little or no value. The liver is not involved in lupus so look for other causes. With renal disease, a biopsy is essentially and CellCept would be the drug of choice. ...Read more

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Saw rheumy. Today.Gave me arava 20mg+methotrexate 25mg+enbrel for psoriasis/psor.Arthritis.Is it safe, r all 3 used frequently/sometimes, opinion please ?

Saw rheumy. Today.Gave me arava 20mg+methotrexate 25mg+enbrel for psoriasis/psor.Arthritis.Is it safe, r all 3 used frequently/sometimes, opinion please ?

Psoriatic Arthritis: Methotrexate (trexall) is the most common dmard used to treat psoriatic arthritis. However, it has potentially serious side effects, including lung, kidney and liver problems. Using Arava and Methotrexate together my increase the risk of hepatotoxicity & leukopenia.I would just use a biologic like Remicade or Humira or Enbrel or stelara which should control your disease but this is my opinion. ...Read more

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Where can I buy arava?

Where can I buy arava?

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 generic, leflunomide, can be purchased through most pharmacies and long term distribution pharmacies. ...Read more

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I have RA and am on prednsion and arava, what do you think about being on both?

I have RA and am on prednsion and arava, what do you think about being on both?

Common combination: In rheumatoid arthritis Prednisone is given with a variety of other medication during therapy. We try to taper people off Prednisone because of its long term risks and side effects. Each medication has side effects including some of these: risk of infection, bone loss, osteoporosis, cataracts, weight gain with Prednisone and blood count and liver test with (leflunomide) generic name of arava. ...Read more

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I have RA and am on prednsion and arava, what do you think?

I have RA and am on prednsion and arava, what do you think?

Seems ok: These are known treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. They are not typically the first agents that I use and i like to try to get my patients off all steroids if i can, but I do have patients on Leflunomide (arava) if they can't take or fail Methotrexate or biologicals. ...Read more

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Is arava cheaper then methotrexate?

Is arava cheaper then methotrexate?

Methotrexate cheaper: Generic Methotrexate is very inexpensive. If you get name brand pills it's more, but generic version of Arava (leflunomide) is more expensive than Methotrexate and Arava is the most expensive. In my experience, Methotrexate works better and has less frequent dosing (weekly instead of daily). I only use Leflunomide (arava) if Methotrexate can't be used for some reason. Side effects are similar. ...Read more

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