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Leflunomide

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • A history of abnormal liver function tests
  • A history of alcoholism or currently drink large amounts of alcohol
  • Blood problems, including anemia or low blood platelets
  • Bone marrow problems
  • A weakened immune system, due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
  • Frequent or uncontrolled infections, or currently have an infection
  • Cancer, or a history of cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Lung problems
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Leflunomide to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Dosing Information for Leflunomide

The dose of leflunomide your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How you respond to leflunomide
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Leflunomide Dosage for more information.)
 
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