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How effective is leflunomide?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Studies show that leflunomide is effective for treating RA, both by itself and combined with methotrexate or other DMARDs. It helps reduce joint pain and swelling, and it helps slow joint damage that can be seen on x-rays. 

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