Aubagio comes as a tablet that is taken once daily. Your specific dosing guidelines will be based on your response to Aubagio and the severity of your condition. Before you take this drug, your healthcare provider will check your liver enzymes, blood cell counts, and blood pressure to make sure it is safe for you to take Aubagio.
The dose of Aubagio® (teriflunomide) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to and tolerate Aubagio
- The severity of your condition.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The usual recommended Aubagio dosage for treating multiple sclerosis is 7 mg or 14 mg a day. Your healthcare provider will choose the best dose for you, based on your individual situation.
Within six months before starting treatment, your healthcare provider will need to do blood tests to check the level of certain liver enzymes and blood cells in your body. This is to make sure it is safe for you to take the medication. Your healthcare provider will also check your blood pressure before starting treatment, and give you a tuberculosis skin test to make sure you do not have tuberculosis.
During treatment, your healthcare provider will periodically monitor your liver function and your blood pressure to make sure it is safe for you to continue Aubagio treatment.
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Aubagio include the following:
- Aubagio comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- You can take Aubagio with or without food. Try taking it with food if it upsets your stomach.
- You can take this medicine any time of day. Try to take it at the same time each day, however, to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
- Your healthcare provider will want to obtain certain blood tests before you start treatment, and periodically during treatment, to make sure Aubagio is safe for you to take.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.