Lefumide

Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd

Contains / Salt: Leflunomide (20 mg)

Prescription Required

254 people have bought this recently

Lefumide

Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd

Contains / Salt: Leflunomide (20 mg)

Prescription Required

254 people have bought this recently

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Lefumide Information

Lefumide is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The correct dosage of Lefumide depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Lefumide can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Lefumide go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Lefumide is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Lefumide's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Lefumide related warnings section.

Lefumide is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Tuberculosis (TB), Peripheral Neuropathy, Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Lefumide contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Lefumide have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Lefumide is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.

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

Lefumide Benefits & Uses

Lefumide is used to treat the following -

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis Primary

Lefumide Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Lefumide

Leflunomide

Lefumide Side Effects

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

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Dyspepsia
  4. Rash
  5. Increased Liver Enzymes
  6. Joint pain
  7. Dizziness Mild
  8. Chest Pain Moderate
  9. Cough Mild
  10. Stomach ache Mild
  11. Throat Irritation
  12. Hypertension
  13. Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  14. Diarrhoea
  15. Infection
  16. Weakness

Lefumide Related Warnings

Is the use of Lefumide safe for pregnant women?

Lefumide shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Lefumide safe during breastfeeding?

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

Severe

What is the effect of Lefumide on the Kidneys?

There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Lefumide. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Lefumide on the Liver?

You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Lefumide. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Lefumide on the Heart?

You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Lefumide. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, and do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Lefumide with Other Drugs

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

Paracetamol

Chlorpheniramine,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine

    Paracetamol,Tramadol

      Amiodarone

      Aspirin

        Lefumide Contraindications

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

        1. Tuberculosis (TB)
        2. Peripheral Neuropathy
        3. Allergy
        4. Liver Disease
        5. Lung Disease
        6. High Blood Pressure
        7. Kidney Disease

        Frequently asked Questions about Lefumide

        Is this Lefumide habit forming or addictive?

        Lefumide is not addictive in nature.

        No

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

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

        Safe

        Is it safe?

        Yes, but consume Lefumide only on doctor's advice.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        There is no benefit of taking Lefumide for mental disorders.

        No

        Lefumide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Lefumide

        Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Lefumide and food will interact.

        Unknown

        Interaction between Alcohol and Lefumide

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

        Unknown
        This medicine data has been created by -
        Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience

        Lefumide Price and Pack Size

        Lefumide 20 Tablet

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        Lefumide 10 Tablet

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        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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