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Lefrhum 20 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Lefrhum Tablet

Lefrhum 20 Tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. It slows down the progression of the disease and provide relief from pain, swelling and redness.

Lefrhum 20 Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take it regularly and at the same time of each day to get the most benefit from the medicine. Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor. Avoid consumption of alcohol when taking this medicine as it could harm your liver.

Lefrhum 20 Tablet may cause few side effects such as headache, nausea, diarrhea, mood changes, increased liver enzymes and respiratory tract infection. It is important to get your blood tests done every 4 weeks to make sure the medicine is not harming your liver or blood counts. You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant, plant to become pregnant, or breastfeeding as it can cause harmful effects to the developing baby.

Lefrhum Tablet side effects

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

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

How Lefrhum Tablet works

Lefrhum 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.

Lefrhum Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lefrhum 20 Tablet
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Lefrhum 20 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lefrhum 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lefrhum 20 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lefrhum 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lefrhum 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Lefrhum 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 Lefrhum Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lefrhum 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 Lefrhum 20 Tablet to control the symptoms and slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It will take 6-8 weeks for Lefrhum 20 Tablet to work. Hence, keep taking the medicine.
  • Get blood tests done every 4 weeks. This is to make sure that Lefrhum 20 Tablet is not harming your liver or blood counts.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Lefrhum 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 Lefrhum 20 Tablet.
  • Lefrhum 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 Lefrhum with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Ignicar, Gastrozin
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lefrhum

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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. Can Lefrhum cause weight loss?

Yes, Lefrhum may cause weight loss as a common side effect. However, weight loss due to this medicine is usually insignificant. The reason for this reduction in weight could be due to accompanying loss of appetite. Consult your doctor if your weight loss is significant.

Q. When should patients notify their doctor?

The doctor should be informed if one has lung problems like cough, shortness of breath or if one observes symptoms of infection like fever, weakens, and flu-like symptoms. Along with that, if a person experiences allergic reactions like hives rashes and liver problems like yellowing of skin, loss of appetite then it should be consulted with the doctor. One should also inform the doctor if there is a decrease in blood cell count causing easy bruising and recurrent infections. In addition to that, the doctor should be informed if one becomes pregnant during the course of treatment.

Q. Can I plan pregnancy after stopping Lefrhum?

Lefrhum takes fairly long time to get flushed out of your system. Hence, you should not plan pregnancy for at least 2 years after stopping Lefrhum. This extensive time duration may be reduced to a few weeks by taking certain medicines which can help speed up the removal of Lefrhum from your body.

Q. How long does it take to see improvement after starting Lefrhum?

Lefrhum may take about 4 weeks or longer to show improvement in the condition. It may even take 4-6 months to show full benefits. Hence, the medicine should not be stopped if there is no significant improvement. For any further query consult your doctor who will analyze the condition.

Q. Can Lefrhum cause cancer?

Lefrhum may increase your chances of cancer especially of lymph system, but this is very rare. The reason could be decreased strength of the immune system caused by Lefrhum. Discuss with your doctor if you have concerns regarding it.

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