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Teriflunomide is a medicine used for treating certain types of multiple sclerosis. This prescription drug comes as a tablet that is taken once a day. Your dosage will depend on how you respond to the drug and the severity of your condition. Although most people tolerate the medication well, side effects are possible and include nausea, diarrhea, and hair loss.

What Is Teriflunomide?

Teriflunomide (Aubagio®) is a prescription medication approved to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). People with relapsing forms of MS have attacks when their symptoms worsen. These attacks are called relapses or flare-ups. Teriflunomide can help reduce the number of MS relapses.
 
(Click What Is Teriflunomide Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, teriflunomide can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common teriflunomide side effects include but are not limited to:
   
(Click Teriflunomide Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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