Iguratimod

Description

Iguratimod is used to relieve the signs and symptoms of active rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that affects the joints.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Iguratimod

  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry cough

Uses of Iguratimod

What is it prescribed for?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required by this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Iguratimod or any other inactive ingredient present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from kidney impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and their interaction may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Peptic ulcer

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from a peptic ulcer due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking this medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine acts on cells involving in immune function that are responsible for the swelling and joint damage. It also blocks the action of certain specific substances in the body that are responsible for causing inflammation (pain, swelling, redness, etc.) and other associated complications.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic agent (DMARD), Anti-inflammatory agents, Immunomodulators

Schedule

Schedule H

Iguratimod [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 6 May 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Iguratimod

Iguratimod - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 6 May 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB12233

Search results detail| Kusurino-Shiori(Drug information Sheet) [Internet]. Rad-ar.or.jp. 2020 [cited 6 May 2020]. Available from:

http://www.rad-ar.or.jp/siori/english/kekka.cgi?n=32684

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Information on this page was last updated on 18 May 2020

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