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AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.

Do not take AUBAGIO if you have severe liver problems, are pregnant or of childbearing potential and not using effective birth control, have had an allergic reaction to AUBAGIO or leflunomide, or are taking a medicine called leflunomide for rheumatoid arthritis. View IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

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AUBAGIO & You > What if I miss a dose of my AUBAGIO?

What if I miss a dose of my AUBAGIO?


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Missing a dose of one of your medications can be worrisome. It can happen for a variety of reasons: forgetfulness, a missed shipment, or maybe a recent change in coverage.

If you missed a pill don’t worry—just take it again at your next scheduled time. And there’s no need to "make up" for the missed pill by taking two at your next dosage either. Simply wait for your next scheduled AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) dose, and take it exactly as you normally would.

If you find yourself forgetting your daily dose be sure to read the article Helpful tips for taking medication

Dealing with special circumstances

But what if there’s the possibility you might miss several dosages as in your current supply of AUBAGIO has become lost or damaged, or you left on a trip and forgot to pack enough pills? Maybe you’ve had an insurance change recently and aren’t sure how your prescription will be handled going forward?

If you find yourself facing the possibility of missing multiple doses of AUBAGIO, here’s what you can do:

  1. Call your doctor

    In the event you need a temporary prescription of AUBAGIO to replace lost or damaged medication, your doctor must authorize it. MS One to One can contact his or her office directly to help expedite ordering, but keeping clear lines of communication with your care team is always a good idea—so alerting your physician to the situation as soon as it happens is in your best interests.

  2. Call MS One to One

    Sanofi Genzyme and the MS One to One team are committed to helping patients with insurance issues and challenges with specialty pharmacies, and there are a few things they can do to help you avoid any dosage lapses.

  3. Explain the situation

    Depending on the reason for your lapse, MS One to One may be able to arrange for you to get a temporary supply of your medication. But to do so they’ll need to know a little more about your situation. Here’s a sample of some of the things they’ll want to know to plan the best possible course of action:

  • Why is there a lapse in medication?
  • Were you able to take all your medication from your last prescription (was any of it lost or damaged)?
  • Will you be without doses for a known amount of time?
  • Do you know where you will be getting your next refill from?
  • Have you arranged for your next refill?
  • Do you have a shipment on the way?
  • Do you have new insurance?

Once the prescription has been filled, it will arrive as quickly as possible, in a plain box to ensure confidentiality. And remember, no matter how big or small your question about missing a dose may seem, MS One to One is happy to answer it for you. Call them today at: 1-855-676-6326 with any questions or concerns you may have.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not take AUBAGIO if you have severe liver problems. AUBAGIO may cause serious liver problems, including liver failure that can be life-threatening and may require a liver transplant. View More

INDICATION

AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

DO NOT TAKE AUBAGIO IF YOU:
  • Have severe liver problems. AUBAGIO may cause serious liver problems, including liver failure that can be life-threatening and may require a liver transplant. Your risk may be higher if you already have liver problems or take other medicines that affect your liver. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check your liver within 6 months before you start AUBAGIO and monthly for 6 months after starting AUBAGIO. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any of these symptoms of liver problems: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, tiredness, yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes, or dark urine.
  • Are pregnant. AUBAGIO may harm an unborn baby. You should have a pregnancy test before starting AUBAGIO. After stopping AUBAGIO, continue to use effective birth control until you have made sure your blood levels of AUBAGIO are lowered. If you become pregnant while taking AUBAGIO or within 2 years after stopping, tell your healthcare provider right away and enroll in the AUBAGIO Pregnancy Registry at 1-800-745-4447, option 2.
  • Are of childbearing potential and not using effective birth control.

    It is not known if AUBAGIO passes into breast milk. Your healthcare provider can help you decide if you should take AUBAGIO or breastfeed — you should not do both at the same time.

    If you are a man whose partner plans to become pregnant, you should stop taking AUBAGIO and talk with your healthcare provider about reducing the levels of AUBAGIO in your blood. If your partner does not plan to become pregnant, use effective birth control while taking AUBAGIO.

  • Have had an allergic reaction to AUBAGIO or a medicine called leflunomide.
  • Take a medicine called leflunomide for rheumatoid arthritis.

AUBAGIO may stay in your blood for up to 2 years after you stop taking it. Your healthcare provider can prescribe a medicine that can remove AUBAGIO from your blood quickly.

Before taking AUBAGIO, talk with your healthcare provider if you have: liver or kidney problems; a fever or infection, or if you are unable to fight infections; numbness or tingling in your hands or feet that is different from your MS symptoms; diabetes; serious skin problems when taking other medicines; breathing problems; or high blood pressure. Your healthcare provider will check your blood cell count and TB test before you start AUBAGIO. Talk with your healthcare provider if you take or are planning to take other medicines (especially medicines for treating cancer or controlling your immune system), over-the-counter medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements.

AUBAGIO may cause serious side effects. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following:

  • decreases in white blood cell count — this may cause you to have more infections. Symptoms include fever, tiredness, body aches, chills, nausea, or vomiting. Patients with low white blood cell count should not receive certain vaccinations during AUBAGIO treatment and 6 months after.
  • allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, itching, or swelling on any part of your body including lips, eyes, throat, or tongue. Stop taking AUBAGIO and call your doctor right away.
  • serious skin reactions that may lead to death. Stop taking AUBAGIO if you have rash or redness and peeling, mouth sores or blisters.
  • other allergic reactions that may affect different parts of the body. If you have a fever or rash in combination with severe muscle pain, swollen lymph glands, swelling of your face, unusual bruising or bleeding, weakness or tiredness, or yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, stop taking AUBAGIO and call your doctor right away.
  • numbness or tingling in your hands or feet that is different from your MS symptoms
  • high blood pressure
  • breathing problems (new or worsening) — these may be serious and lead to death

The most common side effects when taking AUBAGIO include: headache; diarrhea; nausea; hair thinning or loss; and abnormal liver test results. These are not all the side effects of AUBAGIO. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you.

Consult your healthcare provider if you have questions about your health or any medications you may be taking, including AUBAGIO.

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