Last Update : 01 April, 2015

  • This drug is used in diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE Etc.
  • This drug helps to bring / keep diseases under control by correcting immunological abnormalities. This helps in preventing damage to organs.
  • This drug is available in tablet and liquid form.
  • Dose of this drug is raised slowly to avoid side effects.
  • Periodic blood tests are done to monitor blood counts and liver functions and kidney functions.
  • Full effect of this drug may come after 4 months.

Inform your doctor if you develop following symptoms on this drug.

  • Persistent low grade fever.
  • Recurrent oral ulcers.
  • Skin Rash.
  • Spontaneous bleeding from gums or blood in urine.
  • Black tar like sticky stool.
  • If you develop general swelling over body or swelling of feet
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • This drug can be given during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Disclaimer : This patient fact sheet is provided for general education only. Individuals should consult a qualified health care provider for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment of a medical or health condition.

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