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Can I drink alcohol while I'm on leflunomide?

Leflunomide and alcohol may interact and damage your liver. If you drink alcohol you should drink no more than 4–8 units per week.

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What is a wash-out treatment and why might I need it?

Because leflunomide can remain in your body for a long time, in some situations you may be advised to have a wash-out treatment to remove it more quickly – for example, if you have side-effects, need to start another treatment or become pregnant.

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