AUBAGIO® patient, Scott AUBAGIO® patient, Scott

Meet
Scott

Diagnosed with relapsing
MS in 1992.

Despite living with relapsing MS for over 20 years, Scott chooses to focus on the joys in life.

Individual experiences may vary.

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AUBAGIO 14 MG

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Scott's Story

Actual AUBAGIO patient who has been compensated by Sanofi Genzyme. Individual experiences may vary.

My name is Scott and I live in Arizona.

I take AUBAGIO 14 mg for my relapsing remitting MS.

I am 48 years old.

I like getting together with the boys and playing cards, hiking with my fiancée, Tina, going to an occasional movie here and there. I mean, we do everything together.

There's a group called the Boys' Night Out.

It's just for men with MS or caregivers.

I like to be the host of Boys' Night Out.

And it's just…it's a stress reliever.

Go to the meeting, you can say whatever you want. And you're just having fun shooting pool and playing music.

We're in our own little element. It just lifts you up. You can talk about whatever you want.

And share different stories—what works better for this and what doesn't—you know, that type of thing.

We're one big happy family.

I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS at the age of 26. And it was 1992.

In 1992, Scott was diagnosed with relapsing MS.

I had some really bad burning in my stomach, and I was not one to go to the doctor back then. So finally I did. All these tests, CAT scans and everything else.

MRI was the next one. Showed three white spots on my brain. He goes, "It looks to me like it might be MS."

The news crushed me.

I had two new baby boys. I had a great career, married, and building a house. And everything was just ideal. And then the news came in. And it crushed me.

I went through all the emotions. Anger was the first one. Fear was right behind it. And just disbelief.

I couldn't believe it. I really couldn't believe it. Life went on. I learned to accept it.

If I had to describe MS, I would say it's a mystery.

You never know what's gonna happen. Every day is different.

I asked my doctor about AUBAGIO.

I heard about AUBAGIO from an MS program that I attended frequently. So, I asked my doctor about it.

I can actually just take one pill per day. No more shots, no more infusions.

We reviewed the benefits and the side effects of AUBAGIO. You know, diarrhea for some people. Things like hair loss.

Individual experiences may vary.

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.

I like that it's a pill.

I really liked the fact that it was a pill rather than a shot. We felt like it would be a good fit for me, so we decided to make the switch.

I began taking AUBAGIO October of 2013 after taking various lab tests.

Speak to your doctor about monitoring requirements for the first 6 months of taking AUBAGIO.

I had blood pressure tested, liver enzymes, and a TB test.

I take AUBAGIO every morning as part of my daily routine.

Brush my teeth, take my vitamins, my AUBAGIO—all at the same time. And it's done.

Scott talked to his healthcare provider about all the medications and vitamins he takes.

I do a lot of traveling. I don't have problems bringing needles on the plane anymore.

I am grateful to have found an MS medication that's a good fit for me.

I haven't experienced any side effects.

Individual experiences may vary.

But everyone is different. So, before taking AUBAGIO, you should talk to your doctor.

Since starting AUBAGIO, I have not had any relapses or any new lesions.

Individual experiences may vary.

Having MS has been a huge motivator for me. It really is.

I've got things to do, things that I want to do, and I've got things that I have to do. But I can do them. That's the whole joy of it.

I wake up positive.

I've always had a really good attitude. And my motto for attitude—attitude is 10 percent of what happens to me, 90 percent how I react to it.

Let's get the mystery solved.

Everybody lives for certain things in life. What I really live for—I live for the day when MS no longer stands for multiple sclerosis. I live for the day when MS stands for mystery solved.

Thank you for watching Scott's story.

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INDICATION

AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

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. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check your liver within 6 months before you start AUBAGIO and monthly for 6 months after starting AUBAGIO. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any of these symptoms of liver problems: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, tiredness, yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes, or dark urine.
  • Are pregnant. AUBAGIO may harm an unborn baby. You should have a pregnancy test before starting AUBAGIO. After stopping AUBAGIO, continue to use effective birth control until you have made sure your blood levels of AUBAGIO are lowered. If you become pregnant while taking AUBAGIO or within 2 years after stopping, tell your healthcare provider right away and enroll in the AUBAGIO Pregnancy Registry at 1‑800‑745‑4447, option 2.
  • 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.

  • Have had an allergic reaction to AUBAGIO or a medicine called leflunomide.
  • Take a medicine called leflunomide for rheumatoid arthritis.

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.

You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information, including boxed WARNING and Medication Guide.

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