Aubagio

Last Update May 29, 2016
Aubagio is a multiple sclerosis medication.
Uses: Aubagio is prescribed for MS and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Read More
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2.4
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Positive 151 "I am mildly lactose intolerant - meaning I can have a small amount without trouble, but usually avoid it. ...I did have a small amount of diarrhea a couple weeks after starting Aubagio, but it's mostly... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 233 "I am also on month 5 with Aubagio. In the last 2wks my hair has been getting thinner. I ...This is my 3rd treatment and not even to year 4. Saw my Dr. Yesterday and also stopped Aubagio due to Alopecia."Read more negative discussions
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Weight loss with Aubagio
| ladycop13
I've been on Aubagio a little over 2 months. First month at 7 mg dose, then 14 mg dose. I have lost over 20 pounds since starting the 14 mg dose. I lost 75 pounds about 4 years ago and haven't been able to really lose anymore until recently. I'm just over 200 pounds so the weight loss is welcome to me. Exercise is hard for me because of the MS.

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| Patty Adams McGarry
I was put on Aubagio Feb 2013.. I am 60 years old and have high blood pressure. I started having tightness in my chest in March, but I thought it was just a MS hug. Every month you talk to someone about your progress and if there were problems. I went to the ER with extreme High Blood Pressure... 180/ 140 ... none of my doctors were aware that this could be a problem caused my Aubagio. My chest pain continued to get worse and many times I could not breath.. I went to the ER where I was put in ICU. The chest xray should severe copd... there is a very small black box warning in the prescription papers that says may cause lung disease or make lung problems worse. I was a smoker at the time. The radiologist saw that the lining of my lungs were hardened by Aubagio. My life has been ruined. Looking at this site.. Aubagio still has not put this down as a side effect. So I share my story because if you are on a MS med... be sure you know all of the side effects.

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| Robinhood
Hello all
First week on Aubagio after rebifsmart. Felt all the symptoms listed as side effects, but insomnia was not mentioned, is anyone having trouble sleeping?
On the other hand, felt good after few days,regarding the spasticity in my left arm.

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Low White Blood Count on Tecfidera
| Kim
I have been on Tecfidera for 13 months. I was very encouraged as the side effects were minimal and I had my first MRI with no new lesions after being on Tecfidera for 7 months. However, I just had a blood test that showed very low white blood cell count. My doctor said normal Lymphocyte is 1 to 4. Mine is .7. He said .5 is too dangerous and would have to come off Tecfidera. I need to take another blood test in 4 weeks to see if I have to come off Tecfidera. Dr. said that there is nothing I can do to raise my white blood count. Has anyone else on Tecfidera experienced this low white blood count?
May 19, 2015
I have been on Tecfidera for 18 months and my recent blood tests have shown abnormally low white blood cell counts while on this medication. My neurologist has taken me off of the drug stating it is not worth the risk. Going to repeat my blood work in 3 weeks to see if the wbc has rebounded and then pick another medication. Aside from the flushing and the hair loss I was pleased with the drug. No new lesions after a year of being on treatment. Not sure the drug has had enough clinical tria
Maria
January 26, 2015
I have been on Tecfidera for 8 months now. My white blood cells went to .6. My neurologist suggested I stop taking the pills for 3 weeks, which I did, and my white cells went up again. Now I have been on Tecfidera for two weeks. After the next blood test I will know, what's the situation with my white blood. If the lymphocytes are down again, I will stop the pills.
I have also been very depressed and unpatient...
January 15, 2015
My wife has been told to stop taking Tecfidera due to low white count (around .6, I believe). Aubagio is next, once her white count stabilizes.
susan
January 2, 2015
Would love to hear from someone who was on Rebif and who then went on tecfidera.
Susan
January 2, 2015
I have been on tecfidera for 7 months, and just remembering to take these pills each day is a problem. I never not take them, but if I had to be sure to take them at a certain time during the day I would be in big trouble. I take it in the morning sometime between 9 and 11 and then I take it at night, some time between 6 and 8. This concerns me because I know you should be taking it at the same time each day. I don't know how this affects the benefits of this drug. I was taking Rebif and I
Jim
January 1, 2015
Me too. I had been on it 17 months. Went .8, .7, .64, .59 at which point I quit it. I will go back on copaxone after lymphocytes (hopefully) rebound.

Was doing well on Tecfidera but not worth the risk.
Andy
December 16, 2014
Yes, I have...I have been on it for 4 mos andand my white blood cell count went way down also.
I am going to see my neurologist tomorrow as he will research this and let me know what we are doing. I LOVE the drug..NO MORE shots...and hope he does NOT take me off the meds

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Tecfidera
| Kim
I have been on Tecfidera for 13 months. I was very encouraged as the side effects were minimal and I had my first MRI with no new lesions after being on Tecfidera for 7 months. However, I just had a blood test that showed very low white blood cell count. My doctor said normal Lymphocyte is 1 to 4. Mine is .7. He said .5 is too dangerous and would have to come off Tecfidera. I need to take another blood test in 4 weeks to see if I have to come off Tecfidera. Dr. said that there is nothing I can do to raise my white blood count. Has anyone else on Tecfidera experienced this low white blood count?

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Facts about Aubagio

What does Aubagio treat?
X Pregnancy category (FDA)
Aubagio is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
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Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alcohol warning on Aubagio
There may be a negative interaction between Aubagio and alcohol.
How do I obtain Aubagio?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Aubagio?
Pill
What dosages are available?
Tablet: 7 mg, 14 mg
Ingredients
Teriflunomide
Approval Date
September 12, 2012
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