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

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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