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Does leflunomide help to treat knee osteoarthritis?

Sir, my mother is 65 plus, suffering from severe osteoarthritis. She is already taking Diacerin plus Glucosamine combination along with calcium supplement and pain reliever. Can she take leflunomide with above medication and is it will be helpful in knee osteroarthritis or can you prescribe some thing differe. Bobby
Thu, 23 Jul 2020
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Hi,

Your mother is already taking enough medications and there's no need to add another one. Leflunomide is not for knee OA. In addition she can apply pain patches, knee supports. As her OA is severe local knee injections may not help thigh she can try. If she can manage her affairs with reasonable pain control then she can continue the same. If not she should go in for a total knee replacement which will give her total pain relief and mobility.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. George Verghese, Orthopedic Surgeon
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Does leflunomide help to treat knee osteoarthritis?

Hi, Your mother is already taking enough medications and there s no need to add another one. Leflunomide is not for knee OA. In addition she can apply pain patches, knee supports. As her OA is severe local knee injections may not help thigh she can try. If she can manage her affairs with reasonable pain control then she can continue the same. If not she should go in for a total knee replacement which will give her total pain relief and mobility. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. George Verghese, Orthopedic Surgeon