APETOID 20MG TAB; leflunomide, immunological agents .
ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF APETOID 20MG TAB
20 mg leflunomide.
INDICATION OF APETOID 20MG TAB
apetoid is indicated in adults for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to reduce signs and symptoms and to retard structural damage as evidenced by x-ray erosions and joint space narrwing . Aspirin , nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents and/or low dose conrticosteroids may be continued during treatment with APETOID .
DOSAGE OF APETOID 20MG TAB
Follow all directions given to you by your pharmacist or doctor carefully . They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for help if you do not understand the instructions on the box .
The recommended dose is : –
loading dose : due to the long half-life in patients with RA and recommended dosing interval (24 hours) , a loading dose is needed to provide steady – state concentrations more rapidly . It is recommended that APETOID therapy be initiated with a loading dose of one 100 mg tablet per day for 3 days .
OVER-DOSAGE OF APETOID 20MG TAB
CONTRA-INDICATION OF APETOID 20MG TAB
hypersensitivity to leflunomide . Pregnancy must be excluded before the start of . Treatment with leflunomide . Leflunomide is contraindicated in pregnant women or women of childbearing potential who are not using reliable contraception . Pregnancy must be avoid during leflunomide treatment or prior to the to the completion of the drug elimination procedure after leflunomide treatment .
STORAGE OF APETOID 20MG TAB
keep all medicines out of children .
PACK OF APETOID 20MG TAB
pack of 30 tablets .
APETOID 20MG TAB MANUFACTURED BY
MULTI-APEX FOR PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES – s.a.e – egypt .