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Lefuma 20mg Tablet

Lefuma 20mg Tablet

By WALLACE PHARMACEUTICALS
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 239.84*
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Lefuma 20 MG Description

Lefuma Tablet contains Leflunomide as its active ingredient. It is used for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. It is meant for use only in adult patients. Use of th

is medicine in children and adolescents is not recommended. This medicine should not be taken by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. It can be taken with or without food. Before using this medicine, inform the doctor about your detailed medical history.

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Product Summary

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ContainsLeflunomide(20.0 Mg)
UsesActive rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting
TherapyDRUGS FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
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uses

Uses of Lefuma 20 MG

Lefuma Tablet is used in adults to treat active rheumatoid arthritis (a condition that cause pain and swelling in the joints) and psoriatic arthritis (a type of arthritis that affects some people who ...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Lefuma 20 MG

  • If you are allergic to Leflunomide or any other ingredients of Lefuma Tablet.
  • If you are suffering from any severe liver or kidney disease.
  • If you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
  • If you have decreased platelet and white blood cell counts or an bone marrow problem.
  • If you have low numbers of proteins in your blood.
  • If you are suffering from any disease that affects your immunity system like AIDS.
  • If you have any serious infection.
sideEffects

Side effects of Lefuma 20 MG

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Stomach pain, diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Tiredness, weakness
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Skin rashes, dry skin, itching
  • Tingling sensation
  • increased liver enzymes
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Lefuma 20 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Lefuma Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • Lefuma Tablet must not be used during pregnancy as it may cause some serious birth defects in unborn baby.
  • If you are pregnant or think you may be (or if there is any delay in onset of menses), you should consult your doctor immediately.
  • When pregnancy is detected, this medicine should be discontinued immediately.
  • Proper birth control measures should be taken while consuming it for at least 2 years after the final dose or up to 11 days after the treatment (washout period).
  • It is essential to consult your doctor, if you think you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby, before starting treatment with this medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Lefuma Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if Leflunomide passes into breast milk, hence you should not breast feed, while taking Lefuma Tablet. Please consult your doctor before using this medicine while breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Lefuma Tablet?
A:
Lefuma Tablet may make you dizzy, thus you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Lefuma Tablet?
A:
Consuming alcohol along with Lefuma Tablet, may increase the risk of liver problems. Thus you should avoid the consumption of alcohol during the treatment.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You had any lung diseases like interstitial lung disease
  • You have ever had tuberculosis or have been in contact with someone who had the disease.
  • You are going to be vaccinated.
  • You are breastfeeding.
  • You are pregnant, think you may be or are planning to have a baby.
  • You are a male patent and want to be father.
  • You notice any allergic reaction or unwanted side effects after taking Lefuma Tablet, immediately contact your doctor.
  • You should let the doctor, or the laboratory person know that you are using this medicine while going for a lab test, as this medicine may interfere with the lab tests.
  • Lefuma Tablet is not recommended for use in patients below the age of 18 years old.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Lefuma 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Leflunomide in Lefuma Tablet works by weakening or suppressing the immune system. This suppression decreases the swelling, pain and stiffness and improves function.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Lefuma 20 MG

Lefuma Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without food. It would be best if you ...
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interactions

Interactions of Lefuma 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Lefuma Tablet may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medications (...
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  • Concomitant use of anticoagulants like warfarin along with this medicine can increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Live vaccines can interact with this medicine, thus concomitant use is not recommended.
  • Concomitant use of Lefuma Tablet along with Cholestyramine or activated charcoal is not recommended.
  • Cyclosporin used in organ transplantation can also be inappropriate to take with this medicine.
  • Other medicines like Methotrexate, oral contraceptives, cefaclor, indomethacin, benzylpenicillin, ciprofloxacin, zidovudine, furosemide, rosuvastatin, sulfasalazine should be used with ion along with ...
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Interactions with food items

Lefuma Tablet can be taken with or without food.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Lefuma 20 MG

Store Lefuma Tablet in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Lefuma 20 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may be stomach pain, nausea, diarrhoea, increased liver enzymes, anemia, itching and rash. Seek medical attention in case you have consumed too much of Lefuma Tablet.

Missed a Dose

In case you’ve missed any dose of Lefuma Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Lefuma Tablet?

A: Lefuma Tablet is used in adults to treat active rheumatoid arthritis (a condition that cause pain and swelling in the joints) and psoriatic arthritis (a type of arthritis that affects some people who have the skin condition called psoriasis).

Q: How to take Lefuma Tablet?

A: Lefuma Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water, with or without food. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.

Q: Should I take Lefuma Tablet with or without food?

A: Lefuma Tablet can be taken with or without food.

Q: Can Lefuma Tablet be given to children?

A: No, Lefuma Tablet is not recommended for use in patients below the age of 18 years old.
Product Details
Brand
LEFUMA
Expires on or After
29/04/2024

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Last Updated on: 25 May 2022 | 07:58 PM (IST)
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