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Lefumide 20 Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

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

Lefumide 20 Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly and at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit from it. Keep taking it as recommended by your doctor and complete the dose even if you feel better.

Using this medicine may cause some common side effects such as nausea, headache, dyspepsia, rash, diarrhea, increased liver enzymes, and respiratory tract infection. Consult with your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away with time or get worse. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Also, tell your doctor of all the other medicines you are taking. Your doctor may recommend regular blood tests to check and make sure the medicine is not harming your liver or effecting your blood counts. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult with their doctors before taking the medicine.

Uses of Lefumide Tablet

Side effects of Lefumide Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lefumide

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

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

How Lefumide Tablet works

Lefumide 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lefumide 20 Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Lefumide 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lefumide 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
Lefumide 20 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lefumide 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lefumide 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Lefumide 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lefumide Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lefumide 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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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Lefumide 20 Tablet to control the symptoms and slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It will take 6-8 weeks for Lefumide 20 Tablet to work. Hence, keep taking the medicine.
  • Get blood tests done every 4 weeks. This is to make sure that Lefumide 20 Tablet is not harming your liver or blood counts.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Lefumide 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 Lefumide 20 Tablet.
  • Lefumide 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Isoxazole Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lefumide with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
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Brand(s): Zucrom
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Patient Concerns

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Rheumatoid arthritis diseases attack Rheumatoid arthritis diseases tablet for this
Vipul Aggarwal
please consult rheumatologist for the same
I have joint pain in my rt wrist since 6 yrs. What are the possible reasons?
Dr. Trilok Kumar Jha
Orthopaedics
It may be Tenosynovitis, or Rheumatoid arthritis or any other type of arthritis
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FAQs

Q. Can Lefumide 20 Tablet cause weight loss?

Yes, Lefumide 20 Tablet 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 Lefumide 20 Tablet?

Lefumide 20 Tablet takes fairly long time to get flushed out of your system. Hence, you should not plan pregnancy for at least 2 years after stopping Lefumide 20 Tablet. This extensive time duration may be reduced to a few weeks by taking certain medicines which can help speed up the removal of Lefumide 20 Tablet from your body.

Q. How long does it take to see improvement after starting Lefumide 20 Tablet?

Lefumide 20 Tablet 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 Lefumide 20 Tablet cause cancer?

Lefumide 20 Tablet 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 Lefumide 20 Tablet. Discuss with your doctor if you have concerns regarding it.

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