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    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    10/20/2017 10:56:28 PM

    Reviewer: dott, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I have been on 20mg since Dec. 2016. It has helped tremendously. I still have achey knees, but not enough for pain relief. I do feel a little spacey at times. Blood pressure has been in normal range. I also take Sulfasalazine 500mg twice daily.

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    7/12/2017 12:45:03 PM

    Reviewer: Rosie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Taking 10 mg. I did feel dizzy at first, but getting use to it. Also my BP has also been 90/60 range it is now at 110/70 which is till WNL. I also take 5 mg of Prednisone for my Interstitial lung disease caused by RA.

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    4/23/2017 6:46:45 PM

    Reviewer: Steve W, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I take 10mg of this with 2x 200mg hydroxychloroquine. (Started with methotrexate but caused blood problems) It took quite a while to get leflunomide in my system for any effect. I was given steroid injections initially to help with the RA pain as the hydroxychloroquine is losing it's effect.Whilst it seemed to help eventually, I have been taking it now for a little over 5 months. I have develo ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1/26/2017 12:32:20 AM

    Reviewer: Hopeful, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Was feeling hopeless reading the other reviews. Just started leflunomide and already feel less pain. It is suppose to take several weeks to be affective from what I read. So I'm hopeful. I can not take prednisone due to severe osteoporosis. Started Forteo 2 weeks ago which has caused some headache pain. My only problem with the leflunomide is I feel a bit spacey. Didn't see anyone else men ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    10/22/2016 2:31:56 AM

    Reviewer: cindy, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I do not think this drug works very well I would go on it to see if it was working go off of it. I also received IV therapy which is the rein toxin that works the best.

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