ARAVA warning / Atemra

Please be careful if you've been prescribed Arava. I started on it in late October, developed severe kidney and liver complications, and ended up in the hospital for the entire month of January. AT one point I had .04 white blood cells left, which is a complication. The Hospitalist told me that the FDA has required Novartis to put a 'black box warning' on the drug but that they haven't complied yet. Very scary stuff. I'm sure that it's a lifesaver for some people. Not for me. I've been on Myfortic since then with absolutely no problems.

My next option is Atemra. Any feedback?

Wow, I'm sorry to hear about the Arava. Thank you for sharing your experience with it, mbaer -- I hope you are okay now.