Your doctor has prescribed AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide). So what's next?
To help you on your treatment journey, we outline the steps for starting AUBAGIO, and provide tips for staying with the routine. If you have any questions along the way, an MS One to One® Nurse is there to provide support. Just call 1‑855‑MSOne2One (1‑855‑676‑6326). Scroll down to see all sections, or click a link below to go directly to that section.
Before starting AUBAGIO:
After starting AUBAGIO:
Before you start AUBAGIO, you'll need a few tests
Your healthcare provider will need to run a few tests within 6 months before you can begin AUBAGIO:
- Blood tests to check your liver
- Complete blood count
- TB (tuberculosis) skin test or blood test for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
- Blood pressure check
- Pregnancy test. If you are a woman of childbearing potential, pregnancy should be ruled out.
Getting started with AUBAGIO
Once you have completed your tests, here are the steps you need to take to start AUBAGIO treatment:
Fill out the One to One Start Form with your healthcare provider.
It acts as your prescription for AUBAGIO and allows you to enroll into MS One to One Support Services.*2
Get your insurance benefits verified through MS One to One.
Once you've signed the One to One Start Form, MS One to One can begin the benefits verification process. Your dedicated MS One to One Nurse will call you to confirm all the information on your Start Form, review your insurance coverage, and discuss available financial assistance, including the AUBAGIO Co-Pay Program for eligible patients with commercial insurance. Plus, he or she will explain the ongoing support that will be available to you during your treatment journey.
Your MS One to One Nurse may help you get your first AUBAGIO prescription filled. Normally, this will be done via a specialty pharmacy—and the medicine will be mailed to you. If you need guidance transitioning off a current MS medication, speak to your healthcare provider.
*MS One to One is an optional service available to you.
Staying on top of treatment
Your healthcare provider will:
Monitor your liver enzyme levels monthly for the first 6 months2
Check your blood pressure periodically after starting treatment
We think it's smart to schedule all your follow‑up appointments when you receive your first AUBAGIO prescription. Setting reminders on your phone or electronic calendar works great as well. Your dedicated MS One to One Nurse is also an excellent resource—he or she can even call you to remind you about upcoming appointments.
Using the AUBAGIO blister pack
Each blister pack has 28 doses, and the pills are labeled by day so you can stay on track.
As with most medications, the packaging is child-resistant. Removing AUBAGIO from the blister pack is simple once you understand how the packaging works. To remove a pill, push the foil bubble to break through the child-resistant cardboard so the pill will come out, as pictured.
Keeping track of symptoms
An important part of managing your relapsing multiple sclerosis is keeping track of your symptoms. Use a journal or our MS Symptoms Diary to track any symptoms you might be experiencing. Sharing this information at your appointments helps your healthcare provider better manage your disease.
Almost everyone taking AUBAGIO for relapsing MS receives refills in the mail from a specialty pharmacy. Of course, your healthcare provider will have to indicate the number of refills you'll need. You may be able to set up auto refills for simplicity and so you don't miss any doses. Most pharmacies will allow you to choose between 1‑month or 3‑month refill options.