Lefno 5mg Tablet

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Ipca Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Lefno 5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
98.16
₹9.82/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Lefno Tablet

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Uses of Lefno Tablet

Lefno 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
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Side effects of Lefno Tablet

Common

Nausea, Headache, Dyspepsia, Rash, Diarrhoea, Increased liver enzymes, Respiratory tract infection.

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How to use Lefno Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lefno 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Lefno Tablet works

Lefno 5mg tablet blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain autoimmune diseases. It suppresses the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the disease.

In Depth Information on Lefno Tablet

Expert advice for Lefno Tablet

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lefno 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Leflunomide with alcohol may cause liver problems.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Lefno 5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Lefno 5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lefno 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Lefno 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients wit
h kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lefno 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
UNSAFE
Lefno 5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with
liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Troykcl 1.5gm Injection, Cerona 0.5mg Tablet, Gli 2mg Tablet, Glisen 1mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Leflunomide, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lefno 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Leflunomide

No, Lefno 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
Lefno 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
Yes, Lefno is used in the treatment of psoriasis.
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Substitutes for Lefno

No substitutes found for this medicine
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