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Lefra 10Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Leflunomide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: October 22, 2019

This medication is an immunosuppressive disease-modifying antirheumatic drug. It is a pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor and used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The medicine functions by reducing joint pain and swelling.

Before using this drug, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medication, food, substance or any ingredient contained within the tablet. Exercise caution if you have liver, lung or kidney problems. The dosage should be ideally prescribed by your doctor.

Primary use of this medicine is as follows:

Side effects of this medicine include:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking this drug with alcohol may cause liver problems.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Lefra tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Please consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
  • 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 a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

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

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Lefra 10Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose, 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.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult a doctor in case of overdose.

It 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.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Disease

    Patients suffering from liver impairment, AIDS, anaemia, leucopenia, nephrotic syndrome and serious infections should exercise caution.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Limit the consumption of alcohol during the course of treatment.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

    The drug interacts with methotrexate, warfarin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and anticoagulants.

Ques: What is Lefra 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: It is a medication which has Leflunomide as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by restraining the activity of immune cells.

Ques: What are the uses of Lefra 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: It is used for the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Lefra 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: Cough, Dizziness, Sore throat, Chest pain, Nausea and Vomiting, and Diarrhea are possible side-effects.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Lefra 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: The Tablet should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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