Hi.My name is Dawn,I’m 66,and I have rheumatoid arthritis and Copd
im a newbie so excuse me if I put anything I shouldn’t 😊
I am on leflunomide,but I also have Copd,is there anyone else on this forum that takes these meds with copd please?
Hi @Dawney54 - Welcome to the online community!
I see you have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have been prescribed leflunomide and you also have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) .
Don't worry about putting things you shouldn't - our guidelines are simple and boil down to being polite. If you're worried have a look at them here: Community Guidelines — Versus Arthritis
We have some information on Leflunomide, and I can't see that there is any indication it would react badly with COPD. Have a read for yourself:
I've done some googling on your behalf, and found that Leflunomide can actually be considered:
"Leflunomide is a viable alternative agent for pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcoidosis. Leflunomide appears to facilitate reduction of steroid dose and can be considered as monotherapy or as add-on therapy in cases of progressive disease."
Have a look at the scientific journal about this (linked below) if you want all the details. But it looks like it may actually help pulmonary issues, so I wouldn't worry if I were you.
Do have a look around the community and join in anywhere you find interesting - everyone is friendly and happy to talk to new people.
Lovely to meet you!