Reduce joint damages and increase body physical functioning with Arava
Having healthy bones will go a long way to determine how strong we will be as we get older, especially at the later parts of our lives. A lot of people start to experience arthritis as well as other bone and ankle problems once they start to get between the ages of 50 to 70. Arava has the ability to enhance the physical functioning of the body and decrease the rate of damage to bones. It is effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Generic arava is also effective for treating inflammation in the body, reducing swelling and enhancing the immune system.
How it works
Arava tablets works as an inhibitor to pyrimidine synthesis. It helps to protect the joints by acting as a dihydroorotate dehydrogenase inhibitor. The molecular formula for arava is C12H9F3N2O2, while the molar mass is 270.207 g/mol.
Possible side effects of using Arava
Arava side effects could include common effects such as thinning hair, rash, sore throat, sneezing, stuffy nose and other cold symptoms, headache, abnormal liver function tests, upset stomach, nausea and diarrhea. Other more serious side effects, that would require the immediate attention of a doctor include peeling and blistering, major in the upper body and face, which result due to purple or red skin rash, skin pain, burning eyes, tongue or face swelling, sore throat, Gadavist fever, breathing trouble, cough with fever, burning pain tingling or numbness in the feet or hands, bleeding, easy bruising, pale skin, flu symptoms, body aches, swollen glands and fever. Other side effects not listed here could also arise. You can discuss them with your physician.
Precautions and warnings
There are a number of drugs that could affect Arava including valproic acid, phenytoin, gadavistcarbamazepine and other seizure medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflmmatory drug, medication for lowering of cholesterol, anabolic steroids, medicine for treating mental illness, blood or heart pressure, arthritis or gout medication, hormone replacement therapy or pills for birth control, HIV/AIDS or antiviral medication, sulfa drug, antifungal medicine, antibiotic, tuberculosis medicine, acetaminophen or aspirin as well as cholestyramine. Do not take overdose of the medication, as it is better to skip a missed dosage than to attempt to take double the dose.
Overdose could lead to symptoms such as jaundice, dark urine, bleeding, easy bruising, stomach pain or diarrhea. Call the Poison Help line or seek immediate medical attention if you should overdose. Stay away from people with contagious illnesses, especially cold and flus when you are taking the medication. You should also avoid nasal flu, zoster, chickenpox, yellow fever, typhoid and other live vaccines as it could negatively affect the functioning of arava. Take medicines for birth control or stay away from sex to avoid pregnancy while taking the medication and until after you have taken tests that proved the medication have been completely eliminated from the body.
Take Arava 20mg or 10mg daily for maintenance after starting with 100mg daily for 3 days.
Arava price is generally affordable and you can get the drug from a local pharmacy or by ordering from e-stores.
Jen287: I had very sore and stiff bone that I had to move around with the help of a stick. After taking Arava 20mg, I do not have any pains or aches anymore and I can now move around freely. I however observed that my blood pressure increased significantly. I am using PCP to treat the blood pressure issue.
Tina G.P.: I have been using Arava for more than 10 years now. Initially I was using 20mg every day, and this improved my condition so much that I am now relatively pain free and independent, compared to the past when I was not able to dress myself. After the first 7 years, with the permission of my doctor, I stopped taking the 20mg daily but just every other day. After another year, I started taking 10mg every other day and I am fine.