Aubagio

Drug List

Aubagio

Drug Name

Aubagio (Teriflunomide)

Manufactured By

Genzyme Corporation

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis-MS. It is not a cure for MS but is thought to work by decreasing certain immune system cells (lymphocytes) which can attack the nerves in your brain and spinal cord. This helps decrease the number of flare-ups (relapses) and may help slow down physical problems caused by MS.

How To Use

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking teriflunomide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. After treatment is stopped, your doctor may prescribe a different drug (cholestyramine or activated charcoal powder) to help speed up the removal of teriflunomide from your body. This may be used if you have severe side effects, or if you are a woman of childbearing age, or a man planning to father a child. Otherwise, teriflunomide can stay in your body for as long as 2 years after stopping treatment. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Side Effects

Diarrhea, nausea, or tingling/burning/numbness/prickling feelings in your skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Temporary hair loss may occur. Normal hair growth should return after treatment has ended. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, new/worsening shortness of breath, new/worsening numbness/tingling of hands/feet, pain in your side (flank pain), symptoms of high potassium blood levels (such as muscle weakness, slow/irregular heartbeat), unusual tiredness. This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high. This medication may lower your ability to fight infections. This may make you more likely to get a serious (rarely fatal) infection or make any infection you have worse. Get medical help right away if you have any signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills, cough, swollen lymph nodes). Teriflunomide can cause a mild rash that is usually not serious. However, you may not be able to tell it apart from a rare rash that could be a sign of a severe allergic reaction. Therefore, get medical help right away if you develop any rash. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Because leflunomide (used to treat rheumatoid arthritis) is very similar to this medication, do not take it while you are taking teriflunomide.

In Case of Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.