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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