Whether you’re a partner, a parent, a child, or a friend, the role you play as a support partner is essential. Through the ups and downs, you’re there. It’s why you’re here now, searching for answers and ways to better support your loved one living with MS.
One way you and the person you support may be able to find some of the answers you’re looking for is by registering for an ON DEMAND WEBINAR.
You can also work together to help them take stock of their relapsing MS and how it affects them by downloading this handy SYMPTOM TRACKER, “My MS Fingerprint.”
But remember, in order to support a loved one with MS, you need to be sure you’re taking care of yourself. After all, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, how can you support the needs of someone else?
If you, as a support partner, can’t find the answers you’re looking for in our FAQs, you might want to talk to one of our MS One to One Nurses. They are available 24/7. Just call: 1‑855‑676‑6326.
If the person you support has been prescribed AUBAGIO, they can invite you to join this supportive community that offers tips, stories, and inspiration. Visit COMMUNITY to learn more.
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.
AUBAGIO may cause serious side effects. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following:
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. View More