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How does leflunomide interact with other medications and foods?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

People taking leflunomide should avoid receiving live vaccines.

If you are taking an immunosuppressant drug, bosentan, or tofacitinib, leflunomide can lead to side effects and should be avoided.

If you are taking denosumab, leflunomide may not be a good option for you. 

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