Brand Name: Arava®
What is Arava used for?
Who should not take Arava?
Special Warnings with Arava:
You must not take Arava if you are pregnant or a woman of childbearing age not using reliable contraception, because in animal studies Arava has been shown to cause birth defects to the fetus.
If there is any possibility your partner could become pregnant, you should stop Arava treatment and go through the drug elimination procedure prescribed by your doctor.
Your doctor will conduct liver tests before you start taking Arava and will check your liver's response to Arava every month at first.
General Precautions with 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 C
What are some possible side effects of Arava? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Arava. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
For more detailed information about Arava, ask your health care provider.