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Teriflunomide Side Effects

Some people who take teriflunomide may develop side effects, such as nausea, headaches, and flu-like symptoms. However, most people tolerate this medication well, and reactions that do occur are typically minor and easy to treat. Though not as common, potentially serious problems (such as confusion, bone pain, and a fast heartbeat) are also possible, and should be reported right away.

An Introduction to Side Effects With Teriflunomide

As with any medicine, teriflunomide (Aubagio®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with teriflunomide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Teriflunomide Side Effects

Some side effects of teriflunomide should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These potential reactions include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction to teriflunomide, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Dark urine
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Fatigue or excessive tiredness
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Bone pain
  • Confusion
  • Muscle weakness
  • A fast, pounding, or forcefully beating heart
  • Signs of an infection, such as:
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Body aches
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Painful urination
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
  • Feelings of burning, tingling, pricking, or numbness in the hands, feet, or other body areas
  • Pain in your side
  • Severe or persistent nausea
  • Redness or peeling of the skin
  • Shortness of breath, new onset or worsening cough, or other breathing problems
  • High blood pressure.
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