Your MS is unique, and your treatment needs will naturally change over time. When choosing your first treatment, you’ll want to work with your healthcare provider to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible with this decision. If you’re already on a treatment, it’s normal to reflect on this experience and take advantage of all you’ve learned.
When you’re just starting out on your MS journey, you have a million questions. And some of them are very basic: What is relapsing MS? Is there a cure for it? How is MS treated? You can find answers to these and other questions in our FAQs.
But when it comes to choosing a treatment, sometimes it’s the questions you ask yourself that matter most. Here are 6 smart questions that could help you decide what’s next:
“My previous treatment wasn’t working for me. That’s why I asked myself those important questions. The answers led to the right treatment for me—AUBAGIO.”
“I was looking for an effective treatment that meets my needs, and at the same time with side effects I could manage. For me that was AUBAGIO.”
make an appointment to talk about it with your healthcare provider, and ask about AUBAGIO, a once-daily pill that may help put relapsing MS in the background. To help with that conversation, take a look at our Doctor Discussion Guide.VIEW THE DOCTOR DISCUSSION GUIDE
AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.
Are of childbearing potential and not using effective birth control.
It is not known if AUBAGIO passes into breast milk. Your healthcare provider can help you decide if you should take AUBAGIO or breastfeed — you should not do both at the same time.
If you are a man whose partner plans to become pregnant, you should stop taking AUBAGIO and talk with your healthcare provider about reducing the levels of AUBAGIO in your blood. If your partner does not plan to become pregnant, use effective birth control while taking AUBAGIO.
AUBAGIO may stay in your blood for up to 2 years after you stop taking it. Your healthcare provider can prescribe a medicine that can remove AUBAGIO from your blood quickly.
Before taking AUBAGIO, talk with your healthcare provider if you have: liver or kidney problems; a fever or infection, or if you are unable to fight infections; numbness or tingling in your hands or feet that is different from your MS symptoms; diabetes; serious skin problems when taking other medicines; breathing problems; or high blood pressure. Your healthcare provider will check your blood cell count and TB test before you start AUBAGIO. Talk with your healthcare provider if you take or are planning to take other medicines (especially medicines for treating cancer or controlling your immune system), vitamins or herbal supplements.
AUBAGIO may cause serious side effects, including: reduced white blood cell count — this may cause you to have more infections; numbness or tingling in your hands or feet that is different from your MS symptoms; allergic reactions, including serious skin problems; breathing problems (new or worsening); and high blood pressure. Patients with low white blood cell count should not receive certain vaccinations during AUBAGIO treatment and 6 months after.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
The most common side effects when taking AUBAGIO include: headache; diarrhea; nausea; hair thinning or loss; and abnormal liver test results. These are not all the side effects of AUBAGIO. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you.
Consult your healthcare provider if you have questions about your health or any medications you may be taking, including AUBAGIO.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take AUBAGIO if you have severe liver problems. AUBAGIO may cause serious liver problems, which can be life-threatening. Your risk may be higher if you take other medicines that affect your liver. View More