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Arava is taken for: RA Inflammation

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Taken for: RA, Inflammation
Other names: Leflunomide
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
Leflunomide is a medication of the DMARD type, used in active moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. It is a...
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Arava for RA
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Does Arava cause Hair Loss ?

Hair Loss is a known side effect of Arava
#1 in Arava discussions - 517 posts discuss Hair Loss with Arava. Hair Loss is #1 concern in Arava discussions.
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the Arava. After 5 weeks of this treatment, my hair loss...
" ...normal. Arava was great in helping my lower ...hopes of stopping the Arava. After 5 weeks of this treatment, my hair loss has gotten considerably worse. The doctor has taken me off the Arava now... "

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3 weeks ago. It has helped a lot but my hair is falling out...
" ...ago. It has helped a lot but my hair is falling out a lot. I couldn't take Methotrexate. I am taking 400mg of Plaquanil and 2 mg of Prednisone. Plaquanil also cause hair loss. I am stopping... "

started taking Arava about 3 years ago I lost a lot of hair...
" ...years ago I lost a lot of hair. It just kept coming out for about 3 months or so, then one day it just stopped and I started getting a lot of re-growth. Well, now that I'm feeling so much better fr... "

I tried Arava next but it made the hair loss even worse so...
" ...I just got off of methotrexate because of hair loss. I was on ...and slowly experienced hair loss. It finally got ...else would notice. I tried Arava next but it made the hair loss even wor... "

cleanse to remove from my system... still tons of hair loss...
" Arava hair loss anyone?? Quit the Arava three weeks ago and did a one-day cleanse to remove from my system... still tons of hair loss. I am resigned to the ...and tiny. Once the arava is out of my... "

I stopped taking it, however, I continued to have hair loss...
" I discontinued Arava for this reason. Even after I stopped taking it, however, I continued to have hair loss/thinning. So I insisted that I do the washout (even ...it), but I'll take that over bald... "

hair loss continued for some months till the arava got out...
" ...doc know. Regarding the hair loss, I also lost gobs of hair on Arava. I had to stop it due to elevated liver tests but the hair loss continued for some months till the arava got out of my... "

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The doctor did say after I complained about the hair loss...
" ...Methotrexate but I had 15 migraines a month so the Rheumatologist put my on Arava. No more migraines ...back. I stopped the Arava. The doctor did say after I complained about the hair loss that... "

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taking Arava and have definitely had hair loss. I had not...
" ...& Hair Loss Joanne, I am taking Arava and have definitely had hair loss. I had not associated it with the Arava, just assumed it was... "

has helped with the RA but I am having significant hair loss...
" ...been on Arava for about 3 months now. It has helped with the RA but I am having significant hair loss. So much that I am thinking about stopping the Arava. Is the... "

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