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Leflunomide (Systemic)

Brand Names : Arava

Leflunomide | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

      More common

        Bloody or cloudy urine; congestion in chest; cough; difficult, burning, or painful urination; difficult or painful breathing; dizziness; fever; frequent urge to urinate; headache; loss of appetite; nausea and/or vomiting; sneezing; sore throat; yellow eyes and/or skin

      Less common

        Burning feeling in chest or stomach; burning, prickling, or tingling sensation in fingers and/or toes; chest pain; diarrhea; fast heartbeat; indigestion; joint or muscle pain or stiffness; pounding heartbeat; severe stomach pain; shortness of breath; tenderness in stomach area; unusual tiredness or weakness

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    More common

      Back pain; hair loss; heartburn; skin rash; stomach pain; weight loss (unexplained)

    Less common

      Acne; anxiety; constipation; decreased appetite; dry mouth; gas; irritation or soreness of mouth; itching of the skin; pain or burning in throat; red or irritated eyes; runny nose

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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