How do I take leflunomide and how long does it take to work?

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Leflunomide is taken in tablet form once a day. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed. It’s best to take them at the same time every day. They can be taken with or without food.

Your doctor will advise you about what dose you should take. Usually you’ll take either 10 or 20 mg a day.

How long does leflunomide take to work?

Leflunomide doesn’t work immediately. It may be 6 weeks or more before you notice any benefit and may even be as long as 6 months before you feel the full effect.

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