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LEFNO 20 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR LEFNO

Leflunomide(20mg)

food interaction for LEFNO

alcohol interaction for LEFNO

pregnancy interaction for LEFNO

lactation interaction for LEFNO

medicine interaction for LEFNO

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lefno 20 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Leflunomide with alcohol may cause liver problems.
UNSAFE
Lefno 20 mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR LEFNO

Leflunomide(20mg)

Uses

Lefno 20 mg tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

How it works

Lefno 20 mg tablet blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain joint diseases.

Common side effects

Indigestion, Altered taste, Decreased appetite, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Respiratory tract infection, Ringing in ear, Allergic reaction, Optic neuropathy, Motor neuritis, Diarrhoea, Peripheral sensory neuropathy, Reduced blood platelets, Decreased white blood cell count, Protein in urine

COMMON DOSAGE FOR LEFNO 20 MG TABLET

Patients taking LEFNO 20 MG TABLET

  • 93%
    Once A Day
  • 5%
    Twice A Day
  • 1%
    Alternate Day
  • 1%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES FOR LEFNO

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  • LEFRA 20 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 19.04/tablet
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    Rs. 190.36
    save 1% more per tablet
  • LEFUMIDE 20 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 19.04/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 190.36
    save 1% more per tablet
  • RUMALEF 20MG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 14.16/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 424.87
    save 26% more per tablet
  • ARAVA 20 MG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Sanofi India Ltd
    Rs. 19.04/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 571.10
    save 1% more per tablet
  • CLEFT 20 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 19.04/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 190.36
    save 1% more per tablet

Expert advice FOR LEFNO

  • Do not drive or operate machinery because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with leflunomide.
  • Do not start leflunomide, if you have a kidney, liver, blood or lung problem; have low level of proteins in blood (hypoproteinemia), low level of any blood cells, or suffering from any disease with lowered immunity like tuberculosis or AIDS.
  • Do not start leflunomide, if you have intolerance to some sugars because this medicine contains lactose (a type of sugar).
  • Do not take leflunomide, if you are going to receive any live vaccine; or if you experience a widespread rash with blisters and peeling skin (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), widespread peeling of the superficial layers of the skin (toxic epidermal necrolysis),or drug reaction with eosinophilia and systematic symptoms (DRESS).
  • Avoid using leflunomide, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR LEFNO

Leflunomide

Q. Is leflunomide an NSAID, immunosuppressant, blood thinner, chemotherapeutic agent?
No, leflunomide is not an NSAID, blood thinner or chemotherapeutic agent. It is an immunosuppressant anti-rheumatic drug

Q. Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen), or ibuprofen with leflunomide, or Arava?
You can take Tylenol or ibuprofen with leflunomide or Arava which is brand name of leflunomide

Q. Does leflunomide cause weight or hair loss, bruising, high blood pressure, nausea, cancer, fatigue, or weight gain?
Leflunomide may cause weight or hair loss, bruising, high blood pressure, and nausea (urge to vomit), but it is not known to cause weight gain, fatigue or cancer

Q. Does leflunomide help psoriasis?
Yes, leflunomide is used in the treatment of psoriasis.

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT LEFNO 20 MG TABLET

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
60%
Can't say
20%
Moderately effective
20%

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)