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    Lefno Information

    Lefno is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

    The right dosage of Lefno depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Lefno can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Lefno go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    In addition, Lefno's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Lefno related warnings talks about Lefno's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Lefno is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Tuberculosis (TB), Peripheral Neuropathy, Liver Disease are examples of such conditions. The section on Lefno contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Besides this, Lefno may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

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



    Lefno Benefits & Uses

    Lefno is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Lefno 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

    Lefno Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Lefno safe for pregnant women?


      Lefno should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Lefno safe during breastfeeding?


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

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


      Kidney can be affected by Lefno. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

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


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

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


      Lefno may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

      Moderate


    Severe Interaction of Lefno with Other Drugs

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

    Severe

    Moderate



    Lefno Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Lefno

    • Is this Lefno habit forming or addictive?


      Lefno does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Lefno since it does not cause drowsiness.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Lefno should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


      No, Lefno is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Lefno Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Lefno


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

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Lefno


      Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Lefno.

      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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