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Sanofi Aventis US
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Arava is used to treat active rheumatoid arthritis in adults to reduce signs and symptoms, slow down damage to joints, and improve physical function. Arava is not indicated in children or adolescents with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Precautions for Arava
If you have the following conditions or if you are being treated with medications that can be harmful to your liver, Arava may not be right for you:
- liver disease including hepatitis B or hepatitis C
- kidney problems
- severe immune system disorders, bone marrow disorders or uncontrolled infection.
Side Effects of Arava
- elevated liver enzymes
- hair loss
- skin rash
- mouth sores
- unusual tiredness
- abdominal pain
Who Should Not Take Arava
You must not take Arava if you are pregnant or a woman of childbearing age not using reliable contraception.
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