Leflunomide is an immunosuppressive disease-modifying antirheumatic drug. It is a pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor. It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It functions by reducing joint pain and swelling.
Certain side-effects that you may experience on using Leflunomide are dizziness, nausea, diarrhoea, hair loss, headache, respiratory tract infections, cough, difficulty breathing, stomatitis, fatigue, itchiness and pharyngitis. Should your allergic reactions continue or worsen over time, immediately contact your health care provider.
Before using Leflunomide have a word with your doctor and inform him/her if: you are allergic to any medication, food, substance or any ingredient contained within Leflunomide, you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby, you have a weak immune system, you have liver, lung or kidney problems and if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs.
The dosage should be ideally prescribed by your doctor. This medication comes in a tablet form. Usually the adult dose for Leflunomide is about 20 mg (maintenance dose) to be taken through the mouth once for over a period of 3 days.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.