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Aubagio Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is teriflunomide (Aubagio)?
- What are the possible side effects of teriflunomide (Aubagio)?
- What is the most important information I should know about teriflunomide (Aubagio)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking teriflunomide (Aubagio)?
- How should I take teriflunomide (Aubagio)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Aubagio)?
- What happens if I overdose (Aubagio)?
- What should I avoid while taking teriflunomide (Aubagio)?
- What other drugs will affect teriflunomide (Aubagio)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Aubagio)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Aubagio)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking teriflunomide (Aubagio)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using teriflunomide, and for at least 6 months after you stop taking it. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), rotavirus, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), and nasal flu (influenza) vaccine.
What other drugs will affect teriflunomide (Aubagio)?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with teriflunomide, especially:
- acetaminophen (Tylenol);
- pioglitazone, rosiglitazone;
- warfarin, Coumadin;
- an antibiotic, antifungal medicine, sulfa drug, or tuberculosis medicine;
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
- cholesterol-lowering medications--Crestor, Lipitor, Pravachol, Simcor, Vytorin, Zocor, and others;
- gout or arthritis medications (including gold injections);
- HIV or AIDS medications;
- medicine to treat mental illness;
- an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug)--ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, others;
- seizure medication--carbamazepine, phenytoin, and others; or
- steroids (prednisone and others).
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with teriflunomide, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about teriflunomide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Aubagio Information
- Aubagio Drug Interactions Center: teriflunomide oral
- Aubagio Side Effects Center
- Aubagio FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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