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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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Living Well > 5 Stay-cation ideas for heat sensitive individuals

5 Stay-cation ideas for heat sensitive individuals


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Summer is the season for time outdoors. But if you have heat sensitivity, the warmer months can feel isolating when it forces you to turn down invitations to the beach, pool, or other outside activities.

Instead of declining those invitations, why not suggest one of these cooler alternatives? That way you can get out without the fear of getting too hot—and they can be done without traveling too far or seeing too many people.

Have a picnic

Picnics are a great alternative to the beach or pool. You get to be outdoors and enjoy nature but can do it from the sun protecting shade of a big tree or umbrella, right in your own backyard. And unlike an open-ended beach trip, picnics tend to have a clear end point. (Once the food is gone it’s time to go back inside!) For some people who struggle with heat, uncertainty around how long they’ll be expected to sit outside can be a big factor in choosing to avoid certain activities. Replacing that uncertainty with a more defined start and end time might make your time outside more enjoyable.

Take a scenic drive

The Sunday drive was a very popular leisure activity for years. Why not bring it back? You’ll get some sun on your face and see plenty of sights, all with the added comfort of air conditioning or rolled down windows. Cars are also great for conversation because they offer few distractions; aside from the driver everyone else has little to do but talk and listen. Just make sure you plan your route in advance to ensure you see the most scenic views and avoid heavy traffic.

Take a virtual museum tour

Educational, emotionally stimulating—and accessible from your home—virtual museum tours are a great way to explore famous works of art without breaking a sweat. Fun by yourself or with a virtual group, many of the world’s most prestigious museums like the Louvre and New York’s Museum of Modern Art are offering virtual tours via their websites. Not an art fan? Many zoos and aquariums are broadcasting live camera shots of their most playful animals. There are even some theme parks offering virtual rollercoaster rides or walk throughs of their most popular attractions.

Organize a water fight

Water guns. Water balloons. A garden hose with a spray attachment. Pick your hydrated weapon of choice, stand twenty paces apart, and then let the water war begin. An old-fashioned water fight is a great way to get some exercise and still stay cool. Water fights can be fun for all ages, but this idea will most likely appeal to those with younger children at home.

Watch the sun set over the water

This isn’t a beach alternative as much as a beach compromise, but worth sharing. If you’re getting a lot of beach invitations, try suggesting a change of time instead of venue. If you go to the beach in the late afternoon the sun and heat will be less intense for you, while everyone gets to enjoy the beauty of watching the sun go down over the ocean. Everyone wins!



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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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