Arava is a medication that is designed to help reduce the problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis through the inhibition of chemicals in the body that cause stunted or mutated tissue and muscle growth.
This medication is effective in reducing the pain and tenderness associated with this type of arthritis. It does, however, come with a number of potential side effects including birth defects and liver failure.
The drug has been in use for a number of years now, and there are reports that link a number of deaths cases of liver toxicity to the use of Arava. This medication strongly interacts with other medications and one should discuss all medication, even over the counter drugs taken, prior to starting this medication.
Patients who feel they experienced negative side effects related to their use of Arava may want to consult a knowledgeable malpractice attorney in order to determine if their claim is a valid one.