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Is there a difference between 1 pill every 8 hours and 1 pill 3 times a day? 3 times a day is 8 hours yet I've seen it written both ways. ## Hello, Bosco! How are you? Yes, there is a difference. As is stated, one is meant to be taken precisely every 8 hours, but the other is just 3 times a day. That three times a day doesn't necessarily mean it has to be 8 hours apart, for instance, the doctor may just mean for someone to take it with breakfast, lunch and dinner, or in the morning when waking, at lunchtime and then at bedtime. Some medications need to be taken on a precise schedule to keep the level of them in your body consistent for them to work best, but with some medications, it doesn't matter. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Starting a new med, Arava for RA....2 REPLIES Updated
I am taking Folitrax- 10mg once in a week. also I am taking Arava-25mg once dailywith Pentocid-5mg. Also I am taking Folovite 02 tablets per week since a year. My anle pain has reduced substantially but swelling prevails. Now on Qtrly check up of CBC, ESR,it was found Hb is coming down and ESR level is going high sometimesas 60. Although SGPT & Ceratimine level are within limit. Is it the side effects of the medicines? ## I am suffering from arthritis from last 5 years and I am taking folitrax - 15 mg for last 3 years. Now current SGPT value is 50. May I stopped this medicine.1 REPLY Updated
I have severe rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel in both wrists. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Well I have been seeing the same Dr for the last 8 yrs and because people can't follow directions, or abuse their medication is why I am now looking for a new LEGITIMATE Dr. His practice made a decision to no longer write pain medication, bc they do not have the resources or time to monitor it properly. He wrote me a excellent referral letter, saying I follow all guidelines, and am a good patient. My rheumatologist believes in a different pain medication than I am prescribed, and so he said he would write me rxs for a new medication, but if it ain't broke don't fix it. I have tried everything under the sun, and I'm also taking Arava, ibuprofen, and PlaUpdated
i am 17 yrs yrs old and i am having rheumatic arthtritis. i 've been taking saaz ds for a long time and now my doctor has suggested me sazo 1000 twice daily it's been one week now that i ma taking sazo 1000 and i am having a bad breadth. could it be a side effect of the medicine. plus could you pls tell me the side effect of arava too cause it's another new medicine that's been added . i'd be really greatfull if you could clear my doubtsar ## Take arthritplus gavrav Sharma Dr. Provides it search on net1 REPLY Updated
could you please help me, i have a small white round pill with z then a score line then P cant make out the if the other side has anything on it, please can anyone help me? ## Hello, The closest match I can find based on the description provided is Arava (leflunomide) 100 MG. It is a white round pill with the imprint "ZBP". Perhaps the B got smudged off at some point? Arava belongs to the drug classes anti rheumatics and selective immunosuppressants. It is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Manufacturer: Aventis Pharmaceuticals National Drug Code (NDC): 00088-2162 You can learn more about this drug on the page for Arava Details Please post back if you have any more questions and I'll be happy to assist you!1 REPLY Updated
I am taking folitrax10mg tablets once a week. I also take ARAVA 10 mg daily as prescribed my doctor. I am under this treatment for Rhematoid arthriti for the last 3 months.. I also take etodoloc 300mg once a day. I feel better now . What are the possible side effects. ## Folitrax contains the active ingredient Methotrexate, it is used to treat autoimmune disorders, because of its ability to suppress the immune system and keep the body from attacking itself, as is the case with RA. Side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, anemia and increased risk of bruising. Read more: Etodolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, used to treat pain, fever and swelling. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and stomach irritation. Read more: Arava contains the active in...3 REPLIES Updated