Leflunomide Tablet - Lefutoid 10 Tablet (10)

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  • Contains / Salt: Leflunomide
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    Leflunomide Information

    Leflunomide is an allopathic medicine The correct dosage of Leflunomide depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.



    Leflunomide Benefits & Uses

    Leflunomide is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Leflunomide Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Initial dose: 100 mg orally once a day for 3 days, dose may decrease 10 mg, OD
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Initial dose: 100 mg orally once a day for 3 days, dose may decrease 10 mg, OD


    Leflunomide Side Effects

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

    Moderate

    • Increased Liver Enzymes
    • Chest Pain
    • Hypertension
    • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

    Mild

    Leflunomide Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Leflunomide safe for pregnant women?


      Leflunomide can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Leflunomide safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Leflunomide. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Leflunomide on the Kidneys?


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

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Leflunomide on the Liver?


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

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Leflunomide on the Heart?


      The heart can be affected by Leflunomide. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart the medicine only after medical advice.

      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 -

    Severe

    Moderate



    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?


      Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Leflunomide since it will not make you feel sleepy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


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

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, the use of Leflunomide in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Leflunomide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Leflunomide


      Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Leflunomide, due to a lack of research on this.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Leflunomide


      Information about the interaction of Leflunomide and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

      Unknown


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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 751-752

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 212

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Arava (leflunomide)

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