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Lefra 20 Tablet

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Overview

Lefra Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dyspepsia
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Respiratory tract infection

How to use Lefra 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. Lefra 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lefra Tablet works

Lefra 20 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.

Lefra Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lefra 20 Tablet. Taking Leflunomide with alcohol may cause liver problems.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Lefra 20 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Lefra 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Lefra 20 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lefra 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lefra 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Lefra 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Lefra Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lefra 20 Tablet, 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Lefra 20 Tablet to control the symptoms and slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It will take 6-8 weeks for Lefra 20 Tablet to work. Hence, keep taking the medicine.
  • Get blood tests done every 4 weeks. This is to make sure that Lefra 20 Tablet is not harming your liver or blood counts.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Lefra 20 Tablet as it could harm your liver.
  • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Lefra 20 Tablet.
  • Lefra 20 Tablet may increase the risk of infection. Avoid being close to people with cold, flu or other contagious illnesses.
  • Tell your doctor if you experience nausea or diarrhea.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lefra with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lefra

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Suffering from rheumatoid arthritisNow she is medicating with lefno 20 mg n folitrax 20 mg
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Refer to a Rheumatologist
I am suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis since last 20 years so i have tried all medicines & cures in allopathy kindly suggest latest medicines for it
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please consut a rheumatologist for it
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FAQs

Q. I am a woman, what should I do if I am planning to become pregnant?

Talk to your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant while taking Lefra. You should never pregnant while taking Lefra because this medicine can harm your baby. Stop taking Lefra and call your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking Lefra.

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References
  1. Furst DE, Ulrich RW, Varkey-Altamirano C. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, Nonopioids Analgesics, & Drugs Used in Gout. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 631.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 781-84.
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