Lefno (20 mg) Tablet Side Effects and usage

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Lefno (20 mg) - Leflunomide- Tablet is manufactured by IPCA Laboratories Ltd. and the main constituent generic drug is Leflunomide- 20 mg.

Lefno (20 mg) Tablet Medicine Side effects and usage

Side Effects

Headache, dizziness, weakness, bronchitis, alopecia, rash, dry skin, eczema, pruritus, hypokalemia, weight loss, arthralgia, back pain, joint disorder, leg cramps, pneumonia, respiratory infection, rhinitis, sinusitis, chest pain, hypertension, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain, synovitis, tenosynovitis, paresthesia, allergic reactions, flu like syndrome abnormal liver enzymes/hepatotoxicity, anorexia, dyspepsia, gastroenteritis, mouth ulcers, vomiting and infections.

Indications

in active moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Contra Indications

Hypersensitivity, severe immunodificency states e.
g.
AIDS, impaired bone marrow function or significant anaemia, leukopenia or thrombocytiopenia due to causes other than rheumatoid arthritis, severe uncontrolled infections, impairment of liver function, pregnancy and lactation, severe hypoproteinemia.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Caution

Liver function monitoring.
Not recommended for patients with severe immunodeficiency, bone marrow dysplasia or severe uncontrolled infections.
Not recommended in below the age of 18 years and elderly.
Renal and hepatic impairment and lactation.
Monitor blood counts and BP regularly.
Avoid alcohol.

Cost

The cost of the drug per 1 Tablet is Rs.17.8 in India as of date.

Formulation

Lefno (20 mg) Tablet mainly contains the generic formulation called as Leflunomide- 20 mg.

Lefno (20 mg) Tablet Medicine Generics

Medicine Name: Lefno (20 mg) Tablet
Manufacturer: IPCA Laboratories Ltd.
Generic Molecule: Leflunomide

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