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Precautions and Warnings With Teriflunomide

To help avoid potentially dangerous complications during treatment with teriflunomide, tell your healthcare provider if you have problems with your kidneys, liver, or blood pressure. It is also important for your healthcare provider to know about any other medications you are taking to avoid potentially serious drug interactions with teriflunomide. Other warnings and safety precautions apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking teriflunomide (Aubagio®) if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Bone marrow problems
  • A weakened immune system due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
  • Frequent or uncontrolled infections, or if you currently have an infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Diabetes
  • Lung or breathing problems
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet
  • Had serious skin reactions to other medications
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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