Active Ingredient(s):Leflunomide FDA Approved: * September 10, 1998 Pharm Company: *SANOFI AVENTIS US Category:Arthritis
Leflunomide, sold under the brand name Arava among others, is an immunosuppressive disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD), used in active moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. It is a pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor that works by inhibiting dihydroorotate dehydrogenase.
Bottle of Leflunomide (Arava) and tablet
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