There are a lot of factors that make you and your relapsing MS unique, such as personal goals, lifestyle, and disease severity. Your personal and treatment needs can be matched to a disease-modifying therapy (DMT) that may be right for you.
Some personal needs and treatment needs to consider:
Personal goals: Do you want to travel or keep working?
Lifestyle: Are you busy with kids or have a job that’s physical?
Disease severity: Have you had a relapse you have never recovered from? Have you had new lesions?
Treatment goals: Are your goals, such as preventing relapses and new lesions, being met?
Side effects history: Have side effects gotten in the way of your daily life?
When choosing your first treatment, you’ll want to work with your healthcare provider to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible with your decision. If you’re considering changing treatment, remember your unique needs can change over time; your treatment needs can also change. It’s natural to check in and make sure that your treatment is still meeting your needs.
You work hard to manage your relapsing MS, and your treatment should work just as hard. Just the fact that you are reading this suggests that it may not be working as well as you would like.
Asking yourself these questions 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 that meets my unique needs–AUBAGIO.”
“I was looking for an effective treatment that meets my unique needs, including 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), 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