Lefno 20 Tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. It helps in slowing down the progression of the disease and provide relief from pain, swelling, and redness.
Lefno 20 Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly and at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit from it. Keep taking it as recommended by your doctor and complete the dose even if you feel better.
Using this medicine may cause some common side effects such as nausea, headache, dyspepsia, rash, diarrhea, and increased liver enzymes. Consult with your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away with time or get worse. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.
To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Also, tell your doctor of all the other medicines you are taking. Your doctor may recommend regular blood tests to check and make sure the medicine is not harming your liver or effecting your blood counts. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult with their doctors before taking the medicine.
BENEFITS OF LEFNO TABLET
In Rheumatoid arthritis
Lefno 20 Tablet reduces pain, stiffness, and swelling in your joints and slows down the progression of bone and joint damage. This will help you do normal daily activities more easily and thus improve your quality of life. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day to get maximum benefits. Keep taking it even if you feel well because it is preventing future harm as well as improving your symptoms.
In Psoriatic arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis, a condition where the skin cells in the body grow too quickly and form scales and dry patches. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness and swelling, which may flare and subside. Lefno 20 Tablet helps reduce pain, stiffness and swelling in your spine and joints. It helps improve flexibility and prevents disease progression. This will help you lead a better and active life.
HOW TO USE LEFNO TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lefno 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW LEFNO TABLET WORKS
Lefno 20 Tablet blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain autoimmune diseases. It suppresses the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the disease.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lefno 20 Tablet.
Lefno 20 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lefno 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Lefno 20 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Lefno 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lefno 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lefno 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
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WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LEFNO TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Lefno 20 Tablet, 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.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Lefno
- Increased liver enzymes
- Loss of appetite
- Hair loss
- Weight loss
- Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
Q. Can Lefno 20 Tablet cause weight loss?
Yes, Lefno 20 Tablet may cause weight loss as a common side effect. However, weight loss due to this medicine is usually insignificant. The reason for this reduction in weight could be due to accompanying loss of appetite. Consult your doctor if your weight loss is significant.
Q. When should patients notify their doctor?
The doctor should be informed if one has lung problems like cough, shortness of breath or if one observes symptoms of infection like fever, weakens, and flu-like symptoms. Along with that, if a person experiences allergic reactions like hives rashes and liver problems like yellowing of skin, loss of appetite then it should be consulted with the doctor. One should also inform the doctor if there is a decrease in blood cell count causing easy bruising and recurrent infections. In addition to that, the doctor should be informed if one becomes pregnant during the course of treatment.
Q. Can I plan pregnancy after stopping Lefno 20 Tablet?
Lefno 20 Tablet takes fairly long time to get flushed out of your system. Hence, you should not plan pregnancy for at least 2 years after stopping Lefno 20 Tablet. This extensive time duration may be reduced to a few weeks by taking certain medicines which can help speed up the removal of Lefno 20 Tablet from your body.
Q. How long does it take to see improvement after starting Lefno 20 Tablet?
Lefno 20 Tablet may take about 4 weeks or longer to show improvement in the condition. It may even take 4-6 months to show full benefits. Hence, the medicine should not be stopped if there is no significant improvement. For any further query consult your doctor who will analyze the condition.
Q. Can Lefno 20 Tablet cause cancer?
Lefno 20 Tablet may increase your chances of cancer especially of lymph system, but this is very rare. The reason could be decreased strength of the immune system caused by Lefno 20 Tablet. Discuss with your doctor if you have concerns regarding it.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.