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Precautions and Warnings With Leflunomide

Who Should Not Take Leflunomide?

You should not take leflunomide if you:
 
  • Are allergic to it, Arava, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 
  • Are currently pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
 
  • Have liver disease or significantly elevated levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), a type of liver enzyme.
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this medication should not be taken, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with leflunomide that may apply to you.
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