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Brand name: Leflunomide (AN) TM

Active ingredients: leflunomide

What it is used for

Treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis.,Treatment of active psoriatic arthritis. Leflunomide is not indicated for the treatment of psoriasis that is not associated with manifestations of arthritic disease. The combined use of leflunomide with other disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has not been adequately studied (see Precautions).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Keep Container Tightly Closed/Airtight
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Yellow, round biconvex tablets with a scoreline on one side

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient leflunomide

This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy. You should discuss this medicine with your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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