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.
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