Generic teriflunomide is now available. Pharmacists may offer to substitute, or be required to substitute, a generic medication for the name brand, but you’re not required to automatically accept that generic. If you prefer to stay on branded AUBAGIO for your relapsing MS, the tips below can help.
Ask your doctor to prescribe branded AUBAGIO and to indicate “DAW” (Dispense as Written), or the language used in your state, on all of your AUBAGIO prescriptions.
Call your specialty pharmacy to make sure your pharmacist knows you want to continue with branded AUBAGIO.
Despite specifically requesting branded AUBAGIO, there may be instances where you receive a generic instead. In these cases, you may ask your doctor to submit a letter of medical necessity to provide a rationale for why branded AUBAGIO is needed.
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Branded AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) is one pill, once a day. It can be taken any time, with or without food.
To ensure you’re taking it as prescribed, it can be helpful to get into a routine.
Create a calendar
Write down your dosing schedule and display it somewhere obvious, like your refrigerator or bathroom mirror.
Link AUBAGIO with other daily activities
Take your medication before you make coffee in the morning or after you walk the dog in the afternoon. Linking your AUBAGIO with a daily activity can help establish it as part of your routine.
Use adherence aids
Pill boxes, reminder alarms, and dosing tracker apps for your phone can all help prevent you from missing a dose.
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), over-the-counter medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements.
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, including liver failure that can be life-threatening and may require a liver transplant. Your risk may be higher if you already have liver problems or 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. View More