Aubagio

(Teriflunomide)

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Treats relapsing types of multiple sclerosis.

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Our bottom line

Aubagio (Teriflunomide) is an oral medicine that reduces the number of flare-ups, slows physical changes, and decreases the number of new brain lesions in relapsing MS. This medication may not be a good choice if you want to get pregnant.

Quick facts about Aubagio
  • Drug class: Autoimmune
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 3 28-tablets-of-14mg packages
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$17360.20

Upsides

  • Aubagio (Teriflunomide) lowers relapses, slows disability, and decreases the number of new brain lesions compared to a sugar pill.
  • You can take Aubagio (Teriflunomide) by mouth.
  • Aubagio (Teriflunomide) only needs to be taken once a day, with or without food.

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People’s experience with Aubagio

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Downsides

  • Aubagio can cause your hair to thin. This is temporary, and your hair will go back to normal after a few months.
  • You'll need to have blood tests before and during treatment to make sure you don't have any problems taking Aubagio (Teriflunomide).
  • Aubagio may stay in your blood up to 2 years after you stop taking it. You can quickly remove Aubagio with an accelerated elimination procedure, but symptoms of your disease may return.
  • You can't take Aubagio (Teriflunomide) if you're pregnant, have severe liver damage, or currently take Arava.

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Lowest price for 3 28-tablets-of-14mg packages
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$17360.20
How it works

Aubagio (Teriflunomide) is an immune modulator. It's not known exactly how it works for MS, but it seems to lower the white blood cells that destroy nerves in your brain and spinal cord.

Quick facts about Aubagio
  • Drug class: Autoimmune
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Pill
People’s experience with Aubagio

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What to expect when you take Aubagio (Teriflunomide) for Multiple sclerosis

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Side effect rates for Aubagio (Teriflunomide)

From 2042 clinical trials of Aubagio when taken for multiple sclerosis (7 mg)
  • Headache
  • Abnormal liver enzymes
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea
  • Burning or prickling sensation in hands, arms, legs, or feet
  • Joint pain
  • Low white blood cells
  • High blood pressure

Risks and Warnings for Aubagio (Teriflunomide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking medicines that affect your liver or cause liver injury

    Aubagio (Teriflunomide) may cause serious liver problems, which can be life-threatening. Blood tests will be done to check your liver health before starting Aubagio (Teriflunomide), and then once a month for 6 months after starting Aubagio (Teriflunomide). Tell your doctor right away if you have nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, yellowing of your skin/whites of your eyes, or dark urine.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Aubagio (Teriflunomide)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Not the best choice if you have liver problems or if you take medicine that affects the liver.
  • Liver blood tests need to be done before and for 6 months after you start taking Aubagio.