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Leflunomide 20Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Leflunomide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Leflunomide 20Mg Tablet 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 20Mg Tablet 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 20Mg Tablet 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 20Mg Tablet, 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 20Mg Tablet 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.

In addition to its intended effect, Leflunomide 20Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Headache

Dyspepsia

Rash

Increased liver enzymes

Respiratory tract infection.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Taking Leflunomide with alcohol may cause liver problems.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Lefra 20mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Leflunomide, 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.
Leflunomide 20Mg Tablet is a prodrug with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties that works by breaking down into its active metabolite A77 1726 once ingested which then blocks an important enzyme for de novo pyrimidine synthesis, dihydroorotate dehydrogenase. This inhibits the growth of activated T-lymphocytes.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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What are you using Leflunomide 20Mg Tablet for?
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Other
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am 25 male. I have pain in my rib cage, arm and neck. My ra factor is 44 and using leflunomide can I do gym regularly and how can I make ra vanish. Please.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
You are suffering from aama & kapha dosha as per ayurveda. For removing this you need complete body detoxification by vaman & virechana, followed by rooksha swedana & vaitaran vasti. Please consult a panchakarma expert near you.
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I am ra positive since last 7 yrs my right foot is in pain since last 25 days previously it used to move around in my body I hope it's not the critical stage of disease I m taking methotrexate 10 mg weeklyand leflunomide10 mg every day please help.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me a photograph & digital x rays of affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days. Bio d3 max 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.

Sir. My mother is a rhutd- arthrities patient and taking prednisolone, hcq, leflunomide, shelcal 500 regularly. My question is if she stops taking prednisolene for some time will it affect? another one is, taking regular calcium tablet, can it create stone in the stomach? your advice please.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Prednisolone should be weaned off gradually. Continue with other medicimes as before until all symptoms are controlled. Kindly show me photograph& the x rays of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take biod3 max 1 tab dailyx10 paracetamol 250mg od & sos x5days do back (spine)/shoulder/knee exercises make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. Contact me again, if needed.
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Popular Health Tips

Rheumatoid Arthritis

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder affecting the joints, symmetrically (usually). The joints become swollen, red, hot, painful & tender. The joint movement becomes limited due to pain & swelling
It starts with inflammation of the synovial membrane but may involve the joint capsule and other surrounding soft tissues.



It is a self limiting disease. But by the time it leaves, the patient is crippled due to contractures & deformities.
Acute phase can be managed with medicines.

Commonly used medicines are ibuprofen/paracetamol/aspirin in therapeutic doses. They help to control symptoms of pain and swelling of the joints in most of the cases by their anti inflammatory properties. Fever is also controlled.

Vitamins, minerals, anti oxidents & other supportive medicines are also needed. Omega 3 fatty acids have a very definite role to play in improving the response to the treatment.

Physiotherapy helps in preventing contractures & deformities.

The patient should do general exercises & keep active.

He may have to be further investigated.

In established cases of rheumatoid arthritis dmard (disease modifying drugs) e. G. Methotrexate, hcq, leflunomide, saaz etc. Have to be used.
They all are toxic drugs & can cause bone marrow depression along with other side effects. They should be taken under medical supervision.
Sometimes steroids may have to used.
The dose of these medicines should be adjusted to the minimum required, to control the symptoms.
Blood, urine tests & other investigative procedures should be done periodically to rule out any side effects.
X rays of the affected part should be done to confirm diagnosis & assess the extent of damage.
Diabetes, vitamin d deficiency or any other metabolic disorder should be ruled out. Sometimes they mimic the symptoms & create confusion in diagnosis. Associated disorders like these, most certainly affect recovery adversely.


It should be ascertained that the patient is not allergic to any of the medicines that he is going to take.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that lasts over many years with acute exacerbation & remissions. The earning capacity of the family is adversely affected. The cost of medical treatment is high. If the patient needs surgery, it is further escalated. Most of the population in india is not covered by any medical insurance. All these factors put together create an atmosphere of depression in the family. Patient feels morally degraded & may even develop suicidal tendency.
In a situatation like this it becomes essential that a moral support is provided to the patient by his friends & relations. Treating doctor has a very definite role to play in keeping up the moral of patient.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Why It Is Important To Treat It On Time?

MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology
Rheumatologist, Delhi
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Why It Is Important To Treat It On Time?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis with a prevalence of 0.5-1% in India. It is characterized by joint pain and swelling associated with morning stiffness lasting for more than 30 minutes. It generally has a slow onset - over weeks to months, though the onset can be acute also. Most common joints involved are small joints of hands and feet. Larger joints like knee and shoulder can also be involved. The incidence of RA increases with age. It is twice more common in females than in males. Early treatment is necessary to bring down the inflammation, avoid joint deformities and prevent other complications (lung, heart, vasculitis). 

CAUSE: 

Predisposition to RA is multifactorial. It has a genetic component (family history of RA increases the risk). Environmental factors like smoking also play a role. 

SYMPTOMS: 

Initial symptoms start with fatigue, malaise, generalised bodyaches, low-grade fever. The onset is generally slow and eventually patient develops joint pain and swelling. Though the joint involvement is symmetrical in most cases, asymmetric onset is common (involving joints predominantly on one side). 

DIAGNOSIS: 

Diagnosis is made by a physician after detailed history, clinical examination and supportive lab tests. Rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibody are positive in 75-80% patients with RA. They have raised inflammatory markers (ESR, CRP) during active inflammation. 

TREATMENT:

RA treatment options are wide and quite effective. It starts with patient education regarding nature of the disease and the risk of complications. The need of early aggressive therapy should be emphasized. The patient should put in efforts for physiotherapy which play a very important role in muscle strength and joint mobility. Pharmacotherapy options are wide and include disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS). These can be conventional DMARDS like methotrexate (usually the first line drug), sulfasalazine, hydroxychloroquine, leflunomide. Failure to adequately respond to these drugs should lead your Rheumatologist to consider Biologic DMARDS (TNF antagonists, Rituximab, Abatacept, Tocilizumab). Your Rheumatologist is the best person to guide you about dose, indications, monitoring and side effects of the drugs used in RA. Treatment duration depends on patient's response but is generally long (5-10 years or lifelong). 

COMPLICATIONS BEYOND JOINTS: 

RA patients can have rheumatoid nodules in skin, lungs, heart and other sites. These patients are at risk of accelerated bone loss, so calcium and vitamin D intake should be optimized. Eye complications include dryness, redness (scleritis and episcleritis) and certain eye threatening complications. Lung involvement can be seen in various forms (fluid in lungs, nodules, interstitial lung disease). 

These patients are at high risk of atherosclerosis (heart and blood vessel disease). They also have a tendency to have frequent infections. 

NEED OF THE HOUR: 

All patients with joint pains should be seen early by Rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. With so many treatment options, no patient should suffer from joint deformities and other complications associated with long standing, untreated RA. LEAD A HEALTHY LIFE! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a rheumatologist.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: A mystery solved with lucidity

EULAR certificate for Rheumatic Diseases, MD, Diploma in Echocardiography, Diploma in Rheumatology
Rheumatologist, Kolkata
Rheumatoid Arthritis: A mystery solved with lucidity

Vital notes:

  • RA is a chronic debilitating joint disease that affects small joints of hands and foot.
  • More common in females aged 20 to 50 years.
  • It is not synonymous with Rheumatic Fever which occurs in children aged less than 15 years.
  • It has got nothing to do with monthly Penicillin injections and checking ASO titre. Somebody on Penicillin injections or being checked for ASO titre should change the doctor immediately.
  • Untreated disease may cause deformity of hands and foot causing deterioration of quality of life.
  • Erosion of small joints along with loss of entire joint architecture is the basic disease process.
  • Early morning stiffness of joints along with swelling of one or more small joints of hands is very characteristic.
  • Treatment is done with Methotrexate, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, Sulfasalazine, Leflunomide and short courses of steroids.
  • Difficult diseases are treated with costly injections called biologics.
  • The motto of treatment is “ catch early, hit hard and achieve and maintain treatment goal “
  • Lung and cardiac complications are common in long term disease.
  • Rheumatologists but not the Orthopedicians nor neurologist are the best person to treat the disease.                    

 

Introduction:

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease of mankind where the cells and molecules who are responsible for security of our body, misidentify the joint tissue as foreign substance and start destroying them similar to the way they usually do when a bacteria or virus enters the body. This misdirected attack towards our own body is called autoimmune phenomenon.

The worst affected parts of the body are the joints of hands and foot. These small joints that are responsible for performance of day to day activities like eating, holding, writing, typing, washing etc become painful and swollen causing stiffness and deformity.

This results in poor quality of life and subsequent depression. Early diagnosis and continuous treatment with specific medicines is cornerstone of treatment.

 

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms vary from person to person and also from early stage to late stage of the disease.

 In early stage there may be mild pain and stiffness involving 1 to 4 small joints of the hands and feet with a typical pattern of stiffness of those joints after rising from bed. During this phase it is very difficult to diagnose the disease. But it is very important to catch the disease in this stage. Researchers have proved that joint damage and bony erosions start even before the symptoms have manifested and hence earlier the treatments better the results.

In a full blown case of Rheumatoid arthritis the picture is very classical of a middle aged female presenting with pain and swelling of hand and foot joints along with early morning stiffness that responds to steroids brilliantly. Wrists and the knuckles are predominantly involved. Patients are unable to hold a pen or open the door or do cooking etc. Gripping the wrist firmly causes pain and the hand joints are warm.

In a advanced case of the disease we often find elderly people presenting with crooked hands with areas of permanent swelling and skin changes due to chronic friction. The skin fold may contract chronic fungal infections and the joints are swollen and painful.

A few other organs are damaged in silence and they create serious problem at the advanced stage of the disease. Lungs, Heart and Blood Vessels are frequently affected. There is accelerated cholesterol deposition in arteries of heart causing increased risk of heart attack and brain stroke. These patients frequently contract infections which are difficult to treat.

Involvement of spine or low back is uncommon. However, cervical spine or the neck region is the only part of the spine that may be affected in this disease.

 

What is the difference between Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatoid Arthritis?

There is a heaven & hell difference between these two entities. Rheumatic Fever is a disease of childhood. It usually occurs in children aged less than 15 years and is characterised by excruciating pain, swelling and redness of one or more big joints of arms and legs that responds excellently to Aspirin. This disorder may cause cardiac problems and is the leading cause of Valvular Herat disease in India. It is often characterised by some skin rashes and rarely neurologic problems. The disease process, the causative agent and the clinical symptoms are completely different from that of Rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Why Penicillin injections are given on a monthly basis?

Patients of Rheumatic fever often suffer a damage to the valves of the heart during the attack of Rheumatic fever. This damaged valves are potential sites of infections that may develop in the later part of the life. This infection is called Infective Endocarditis and may cause serious complications if not addressed properly. Penicillin injections are given as a form of prevention of development of this infection and have got no relationship with the wellness or cure of the disease. People who are aged above 15 years and are being treated with penicillin for the first time for joint pain occurring in small joints of hands should immediately change their doctor and consult a rheumatologist.

 

How is Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosed?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is diagnosed by its classical symptoms and some laboratory investigations. To identify early rheumatoid cases we usually follow a scoring system which includes counting of number of joints involved, the duration of the symptoms, checking ESR and CRP in blood and looking for the positivity of Rheumatoid Factor and Anti CP Antibody. Patients with high values of Anti CP Antibody are very much likely to suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and also they are very much likely to suffer a aggressive disease course

 

Does each and every patient of rheumatoid arthritis develop crooked hands and foot?

No. Not all patients suffer from such a devastating complications. There are important characteristics which if present predict severe destructive disease. Females, Smokers, High values of Anti CCP or Rheumatoid Arthritis, Family History of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Early evidence of Joint destruction on X Ray are a few important features who will go forward to develop destructive disease.

 

How Rheumatoid Arthritis is treated?

Continuous Physical activity of the involved joints is the corner stone of treatment. More the joints are active, less the damage.

Cessation of smoking is mandatory. Smokers tend to develop early joint destruction

Medicines that used in treating rheumatoid arthritis are together called Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatoid Drugs or DMARDs.

Methotrexate, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, Sulfasalazine, Leflunomide are the principal DAMRDs. Of these, methotrexate is the backbone of therapy. Methotrexate is used on a once a weekly basis starting from a dose of 5 mg to 50mg/week and a weekly 5mg of Folic Acid supplement is given to neutralise the adverse effects of Methotrexate. The detail of the drugs is mentioned below.

 

Why I am being given Steroids?

Steroids are given for a short period of increased disease activity. In rheumatoid arthritis we do not prescribe steroids in a regular basis. It is often prescribed when the patient is put on the DMARDs for the first time and when there is break through pain or active disease during the treatment.

Steroids are used in low dose in a decreasing dosage pattern over weeks and usually are not continued more than a month.

 

What are Biologic agents? Why they are so costly?

Biologic agents are highly specific molecules who directly block the action of the culprit chemicals in our body that cause the joint destruction. They are highly researched molecule an d is manufactured abroad. They are usually available in injection formats and have their own side effect profile which includes reactivation of Tuberculosis and other opportunistic infections. Usually patients are checked for latent Tuberculosis Infections, HIV, Hepatitis B and C before the treatment is started.

Biologics cause excellent response to the disease causing alleviation of pain and swelling and sense of well being but unfortunately they do not provide any cure. Hence, if biologics are stopped then there are chances that the disease activity may worsen requiring more biologics or aggressive treatment with DMARDs.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Rheumatoid Arthritis!

Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Homeopathic Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Psychotherapy Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Other Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
What is Rheumatoid arthritis
Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis
Causes of Rheumatoid arthritis
Risk factors of Rheumatoid arthritis
Complications of Rheumatoid arthritis
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis
Precautions & Prevention of Rheumatoid arthritis
Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Homeopathic Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Homeopathy is extremely successful in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Homeopathic treatment gives relief in arthritis with inflammation, pain, stiffness and lameness. It is useful in preventing and treating deformities associated with the disease. Some of the homeopathic remedies that can be used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis are:

Arnica
Bryonia
Calcarea
Causticum
Chinin s
Dulcamara
Kali carb
Pulsatilla
 

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

The acupuncture and acupressure stimulate dilation of the blood vessels, potentially reducing swelling and pain. Acupuncture and Acupressure helps in nourishing the tendons and joints. It also has a strong effect on promoting the smooth flow of chi throughout the body. Obstruction to the smooth flow of chi causes pain and discomfort. Acupuncture gives lasting relief in rheumatoid arthritis.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Allopathic Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis involves the following medications:

NSAIDs – ibuprofen and naproxen
Steroids – prednisone
DMARDs – leflunomide and hydroxychloroquine
Immunosuppressants – cyclosporine and cyclophosphamide
TNF-alpha inhibitors – etanercept and infliximab
 

Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis involves the following surgeries:

Total joint replacement
Tendon repair
Joint fusion
 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid such as soybeans, walnuts and avocados
Avoid saturated fats
Avoid fried and grilled food
Avoid tea and coffee
 

Other Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Heat compresses relax your muscles and stimulate blood flow
Applying cold also decreases muscle spasms.
 

What is Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. Hands, feet and wrists are commonly affected, but it can also damage other parts of the body.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis

Swollen joints
Pain in the joints
Fatigue
Fever
Weight loss
Morning stiffness
 

Causes of Rheumatoid arthritis

The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown.

Risk factors of Rheumatoid arthritis

More common in women
Between the ages of 40 and 60
Cigarette smoking
Family history
 

Complications of Rheumatoid arthritis

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Heart problems
Lung disease
Deformities
Osteoporosis
 

Diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis

Diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis involves the following tests:

Physical exam
Blood tests
X-rays
 

Precautions & Prevention of Rheumatoid arthritis

You can gain control of rheumatoid arthritis and improve your chances by taking the following steps:

Get the treatment early
Avoid exercising tender, injured or severely inflamed joints
Rest when you need to
Use a cane in the hand opposite a painful hip or knee

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgery - Why It Is Done?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgery - Why It Is Done?

Cleft lip and cleft palate are the two most common birth defects affecting children all over the world. What happens in the cleft lip is that the upper lip is incompletely formed and in cleft palate abnormalities, we see babies with an incompletely formed roof of the mouth. Both these can be found individually or can occur together. These conditions can be severe or mild and affect one or both sides of the face.

Causes
The fEtus undergoes the separation of the upper lip and the roof of the mouth pretty early. In certain cases, this separation does not happen or happens incompletely and certain parts of the upper lip and roof of the mouth fail to form properly leading to cleft lip and palate.

Repair through surgery

  1. Plastic surgery is the only way to repair a cleft lip and/or palate. Both of these impair vital functions like speaking, eating, breathing, and hearing properly.
  2. Surgery is done to restore function and to make the affected child look more normal.
  3. Most cleft lip and palate surgeries are done on very young children usually 3 months to a year old.
  4. Before the actual surgery, a team of specialist define a course of treatment, including repair of the cleft using surgery, which means plugging the hole in the lip or the palate; speech rehabilitation and dental restoration, as the child usually has no teeth in the affected parts of the upper palate.

The specialists required are:

  1. Plastic surgeon
  2. Pediatric dentist
  3. Ear, nose, and throat specialist
  4. Auditory or hearing specialist

What happens during surgery?
Usually, cleft lip surgery happens in children as young as 3-6 months old. It has to be carried out under general anaesthesia. If the condition is severe, and the cleft lip is wide, special procedures like lip adhesion or a moulding plate are used to bring the two parts of the lip closer and it is fully repaired.

Cleft palate repair surgery is done at the age of 9-12 months only.
What happens here is that plastic surgeons bring together the muscles of the upper soft palate and rearrange them to cover the gaping hole in the roof of the mouth. The surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia and requires a short hospital stay.

  • Without a normal palate, the child can’t speak properly. So, surgery helps to improve and normalise speech.
  • And that’s not all. The child may require more surgeries as he grows older to treat these two problems.
  • This is because the child’s facial structure changes and he or she may require advanced surgeries like pharyngoplasty, which helps improve speech, or alveolar bone grafts to provide stability for permanent teeth.
  • A bone graft is usually done when the child is 6-10 years old and it closes gaps in the bone or gums near the front teeth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.
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