Leflunomide

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  1. Leflunomide Benefits & Uses
  2. Leflunomide Dosage & How to Take
  3. Leflunomide Side Effects
  4. Leflunomide Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Leflunomide with Other Drugs
  6. Leflunomide Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Leflunomide
  8. Leflunomide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Leflunomide Benefits & Uses

Leflunomide is used to treat the following -

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis Primary

Leflunomide Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Leflunomide

Leflunomide

Leflunomide Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Leflunomide is used -

Leflunomide Related Warnings

Is the use of Leflunomide safe for pregnant women?

Leflunomide has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Leflunomide without medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Leflunomide safe during breastfeeding?

Leflunomide may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Leflunomide on the Kidneys?

Leflunomide can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

What is the effect of Leflunomide on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Leflunomide. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Leflunomide on the Heart?

There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Leflunomide. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Leflunomide with Other Drugs

Leflunomide should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

ParacetamolChlorpheniramine,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine
    Paracetamol,Tramadol
      AmiodaroneAspirin

        Leflunomide Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Leflunomide unless your doctor advises you to do so -

        Frequently asked Questions about Leflunomide

        Is this Leflunomide habit forming or addictive?

        No, you will not get addicted to Leflunomide.

        No

        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        Leflunomide will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

        Safe

        Is it safe?

        Yes, Leflunomide is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        There is no benefit of taking Leflunomide for mental disorders.

        No

        Leflunomide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Leflunomide

        There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Leflunomide with food.

        Unknown

        Interaction between Alcohol and Leflunomide

        Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Leflunomide with alcohol.

        Unknown
        This medicine data has been created by -
        Vikas Chauhan

        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience

        References

        1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 751-752
        2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 212
        3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Arava (leflunomide)
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