Leflunomide

Last Update : 01 April, 2015

  • This drug is commonly used in Rheumatoid arthritis and Psoriatic arthritis.
  • It controls the disease and prevent damage to joints.
  • It is given daily in the tablet form.
  • It can take up to 6 moths for its full effect.
  • It is avoided in young girls and women planning pregnancy in near future.
  • It cannot be used in pregnant women and lactating mother.
  • Blood counts, liver function tests are done before starting this drug and periodically later as per rules.

Inform your doctor if you develop following symptoms on this drug.

  • Nausea,vomiting.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Skin rash.
  • Gum bleeding, blood in urine.
  • Dark, sticky stool.
  • Difficulty in breathing.

 

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