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 Post subject: When do you take your Leflunomide?
 Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009 15:31 
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just curious about when everyone takes their Leflunomide.

When I picked it up from the chemist I asked if there was a best time to take it. He said it didn't make any difference, although if I noticed a side effect I could try chaning the time of day and see if that helped.

only been taking it for 6 days now, but have noticed that I am really really sluggish (more than usual even when disease is active) until mid afternoon. I can't decide if that is the codeine in the cocodamols that I am having to take, or the Leflunomide or the disease.

Currently I am taking my tablets after breakfast, along with several others.

ta for any help.


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 Post subject: Re: When do you take your Leflunomide?
 Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009 16:59 
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Wonkylegs wrote:
Currently I am taking my tablets after breakfast, along with several others.

That's when I take mine too (along with 3 sulfa, 1 steroid and 4 lots of tabs for blood pressure).

Can't say I've felt any more sluggish than normal although I don't take my painkillers til later in the morning.

Patrick


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 Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009 17:29 
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I always took it at night time as it upset my stomach and gave me stomach cramps. So when I took it at night I'd try and sleep through the cramping. They wore off after a while though, or I got used to them, can't remember!!


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I start mine tomorrow am going to try first thing in the morning to see how that works out


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 Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009 17:48 
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anniek wrote:
I start mine tomorrow am going to try first thing in the morning to see how that works out

Best wishes for that.

Patrick


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 Post subject: when i take mine
 Post Posted: 25 Jun 2009 18:05 
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80clock in the morning before me breakfast joanne


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morning seems favourite so far then!

I did wonder about taking them at night, but decided that as I would have less food in my stomach, and also wouldn't be eating for a longer period, it might make stomach problems worse.

I'll see if things buck up when I decrease the cocodamol before starting to blame the Lef I think!

thanks everyone and good luck with the person just starting to take it - sorry i can't remember who it was and can't see the reply now to check!


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