Leflunomide

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Quiz: Do You Understand Leflunomide?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Leflunomide comes in a 20 milligram or a 40 milligram pill.

Explanation:
Leflunomide comes in a 10 milligram or a 20 milligram pill. Your rheumatologist may start you at a lower dose of around 10 milligrams a day, and if you tolerate it well, he or she may increase your dosage to 20 milligrams a day.
2

You can develop sores in the nose and mouth as a side effect of taking leflunomide.

Explanation:
Leflunomide is commonly associated with side effects such as diarrhea, hair loss, sores in the nose and mouth, headaches, high blood pressure and cough or shortness of breath.
3

Getting pregnant while you're taking leflunomide is safe.

Explanation:
Leflunomide is an absolute contraindication for pregnancy or consideration of pregnancy, so your specialist will recommend that you don’t go on leflunomide if you’re of childbearing age. If for some reason you are of childbearing age and you are on leflunomide, it’s very important that you let your specialist know well in advance, because leflunomide stays in your body for months to even years.
4

Leflunomide is often prescribed for psoriatic arthritis.

Explanation:
Leflunomide is a medication that is commonly used for rheumatoid arthritis and certain types of inflammatory arthritis, such as psoriatic arthritis.
5

You won't notice the results of leflunomide overnight.

Explanation:
Leflunomide can take several weeks or months to be effective, so you need to be patient.