Aubagio

(Teriflunomide)

2.5/ 5 average rating with 23 reviewsforAubagio
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Treats relapsing types of multiple sclerosis.

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Our bottom line

Aubagio (Teriflunomide) significantly improves many symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), which may not be seen with some other MS medications.

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

Upsides

  • Aubagio (Teriflunomide) can help reduce the number of flare-ups, slow physical changes, and decrease new brain lesions.
  • Aubagio (Teriflunomide) comes as a pill instead of an injection.
  • You only need to take Aubagio (Teriflunomide) once a day, with or without food.
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People’s experience with Aubagio

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Downsides

  • Can cause temporary hair loss but it will grow back after stopping.
  • You'll need blood tests before and during treatment to make sure you don't develop any liver problems while taking Aubagio (Teriflunomide).
  • Aubagio (Teriflunomide) may stay in your blood for up to 2 years after taking it, so it is important to discuss a plan with your doctor in case it's not the right medication for you.
  • You can't take Aubagio (Teriflunomide) if you're pregnant, have severe liver damage, or are currently taking Arava (leflunomide).
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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 the 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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  • Possible side effects
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea
  • Burning or prickling sensation in hands, arms, legs, or feet
  • Joint pain
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Side effect rates for Aubagio (Teriflunomide)

From 2042 clinical trials of Aubagio when taken for multiple sclerosis (7 mg)
  • Headache
    18%18%
    15%15%
  • Abnormal liver enzymes
    13%13%
    9%9%
  • Diarrhea
    13%13%
    8%8%
  • Hair loss
    10%10%
    5%5%
  • Nausea
    8%8%
    7%7%
  • Burning or prickling sensation in hands, arms, legs, or feet
    8%8%
    7%7%
  • Joint pain
    8%8%
    5%5%
  • Low white blood cells
    4%4%
    6%6%
  • High blood pressure
    3%3%
    4%4%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Aubagio.

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People taking Aubagio felt side effect more

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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 (Teriflunomide).