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Lefron 20 mg Tablet

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Composition for Lefron 20 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Lefron 20 mg Tablet

Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis
10 tablets in 1 strip
Medicine Overview of Lefron Tablet

Uses of Lefron Tablet

Lefron 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Lefron Tablet side effects


Side Effects of Lefron are Nausea, Headache, Dyspepsia, Rash, Diarrhoea, Increased liver enzymes, Respiratory tract infection.

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

How Lefron Tablet works

Lefron 20 mg 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 Lefron Tablet

Expert advice for Lefron Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Lefron 20 mg Tablet to control the symptoms and slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It will take 6-8 weeks for Lefron 20 mg Tablet to work. Hence, keep taking the medicine.
  • Get blood tests done every 4 weeks. This is to make sure that Lefron 20 mg Tablet is not harming your liver or blood counts.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Lefron 20 mg Tablet as it could harm your liver.
  • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Lefron 20 mg Tablet.
  • Lefron 20 mg 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 diarrhoea.
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Lefron Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for Lefron Tablet
Taking Leflunomide with alcohol may cause liver problems.
Lefron 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.
Lefron 20 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Lefron 20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Lefron 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lefron 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lefron 20 mg 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 Lefron Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lefron 20 mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lefron

My joint of my fingers and toes become stiff and painful in the morning while wake up and also feelung mild pain in my heart. I have been diagonised rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please refer to a RheumatologistApply Dynapar QPS spray and take Tab Zerodol-SP twice daily and Tab Saaz 500mg twice daily and Tab HCQS-200 once daily
My mother has rheumatoid arthritis and she is prescribed with mext 7.5 f with proxym 300 shall she continue taking these tablets and can she take Etova 300mg instead of proxym 300
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Etova will be better Add tab Saaz 500mg twice daily
ILD affected by Juvinle rheumatoid arthritis? After Lung transplant again may affected ILD because of arthritis?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
Yes ild can occur due to arthritis . Lung transplant is last procedure for uncontrollable disease. Medicines may control stmptoms
My wife has severe pain in her knee since last 7-8 days. Pain is inside her knee, not a external injury or something. Couple of months back she was vitamin D deficient and has also thyroid issue from last 3-4 months as it has just started Also she has frequent pain in her joints Kindly suggest
Dr. Rohit Chakor
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please do the Xray of both knees ap and lateral view in standing position. Also do blood tests including esr, crp, hemogram and rheumatoid factor to rule out rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis nervous compression in spinal cordMy mother can't stand up totally bedridden due to nerve compression on spinal cord. Kindly help me how to overcome this situation
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
If the nerve compression is proven on MRI and is causing the symptoms as on clinical examination then I think the only solution would be surgery and the decompression of the nerveI would advise you to visit the clinic and get examined and consult a neuro spine surgeon who will be able to go to a better justice in your case
Is there any permanent cure for rheumatoid arthritis doctor?
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
The disease can be controlled with medicines and regular exercises it is an autoimmune disease and there will always be waxing and waning phenomena sometimes the disease process will be very much controlled but it can get aggravated no one can actually predict the cause of the disease It's always better to consult a remark largest as they deal with that betterLet me know if I can help you in any other way
Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for 2 yrs, feeling pain in left hand ,can't move the hand,ecg shows LVH.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Take Tab Folitrax 15mg once weekly and Tab Folvite-MR once daily and Tab Saaz-500 twice daily for 1 monthalso consult a Rheumatologist

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Frequently asked questions about Lefron Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Leflunomide
Q. Is Lefron an NSAID, immunosuppressant, blood thinner, chemotherapeutic agent?
No, Lefron 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 Lefron cause weight or hair loss, bruising, high blood pressure, nausea, cancer, fatigue, or weight gain?
Lefron 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 Lefron help psoriasis?
Yes, Lefron is used in the treatment of psoriasis.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Lefron with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Lefron with Calcium Gluconate
Medicines with composition Calcium Gluconate: Cal G
Lefron with Zinc
Medicines with composition Zinc: Adrovit Z
Lefron with Chloroquine
Medicines with composition Chloroquine: Chlorotek, Larbin, Antima, Vosoquine, Pedquine, Mosqun, Amoquin, Tosquin, Nicoquine, Rosquin
Lefron with Potassium Nitrate
Medicines with composition Potassium Nitrate: Arident
Lefron with Potassium Chloride
Medicines with composition Potassium Chloride: Potplus, K Pot
Lefron with Azathioprine
Medicines with composition Azathioprine: Thioprinz
Lefron with Zinc Carnosine
Medicines with composition Zinc Carnosine: Ignicar, Gastrozin
Lefron with Calcium
Medicines with composition Calcium: Ical
Lefron with Glimepiride
Medicines with composition Glimepiride: Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee, Prideme, Glimpse, Glimipill, Sunglim, Sysril, Glydin, Glyde
Lefron with Glipizide
Medicines with composition Glipizide: Glunase, Glazulin

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