Take Arava exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
How Should I Take Arava?
Take Arava tablets by mouth. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. You can take Arava with food or milk.
Adults – The recommended starting dose of Arava is 20 mg three to four times daily for the first 3 days. The doctor will then reduce the dose to 20 milligrams a day. If side effects appear, the dose may be further decreased to 10 milligrams a day.
Children – Arava is not recommended for children under 18 years old.
If you miss an Arava dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed Arava dose and only take your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of Arava unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Arava Overdose – Arava overdose can lead to serious consequences. Seek medical emergency.
Symptoms of Arava overdose include:
- abdominal pain
- blood / liver problems
Arava storage instructions – Keep Arava out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store Arava at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect Arava from moisture. Throw away any unused amount of Arava after the expiration date.