• June 2, 2023

Leflunomide or Arava for Rheumatoid Arthritis or Psoriatic Arthritis

Leflunomide or arava is one of the most common medications used for patients with inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoidarthritis or psoriaticarthritis, learn more in this video.

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Leflunomide / Arava for Rheumatoid Arthritis – all your questions answered

In this video, I will answer the most common questions related to leflunomide therapy:

0:00 Intro
02:17 What is Leflunomide?
02:54 What is the effect of Leflunomide in Arthritis Patients?
03:24 Is Leflunomide similar to methotrexate?
03:51 Is Leflunomide a pill or an injectable medication?
04:06 Can Leflunomide be combined with other medications such as biologics?
04:35 Why do you need to take folic acid with leflunomide?
04:59 What are the most common side effects?
06:01 Will you get more infections while on leflunomide?
06:36 Can Leflunomide affect your organs?
07:13 How to monitor if Leflunomide is safe for your body?
07:55 Can you drink while taking leflunomide?
08:18 Can you get vaccinated while taking leflunomide?
08:48 Is Leflunomide safe for pregnancy?

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Dr Diana Girnita is a double board-certified physician in rheumatology and internal medicine. She completed a PhD in immunology, a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, immunology fellowship at University of Pittsburgh and rheumatology fellowship at University of Cincinnati. Dr. Girnita graduated from the Nutrition Science course from Stanford University and a Mindfulness course from The University of Massachusetts; She is the founder & CEO of Rheumatologist OnCall, a practice focused on broadening access to rheumatology and offering patients an integrative medicine approach.
Dr. Girnita teaches patients about autoimmune disease, arthritis and also helps them customized their treatment plans. Dr. Girnita is passionate about rheumatoid arthritis. The treatment plan is personalized to the patients needs and incorporates the proper nutrition, exercise and management of stress. After all,
“You have a disease, but YOU are not the disease”

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