Arava / Leflunomide
- used to retard the progression of rheumatoid arthritis;
- may substitute for methotrexate or sulfasalazine;
- liver enzymes should be monitored during treatment;
- loading dose: 100 mg PO qd for 3 days followed by maintenance dose of 20 mg PO qd;
- this medication can be given to patients recieving non steroidals and/or steroids
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 3:05 pm