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Teriflunomide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Teriflunomide

Generic Name : Teriflunomide
Latest prescription information about Teriflunomide. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Teriflunomide

International- Aubagio.

Why is Teriflunomide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor prescribed for multiple sclerosis. 

When should Teriflunomide not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment, who are taking leflunomide and during pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Teriflunomide?

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 7mg or 14mg once daily.

How should Teriflunomide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Teriflunomide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, fever, infection, diabetes, breathing problems, high blood pressure, elderly and breastfeeding women.

Monitor kidney function and potassium level regularly while taking this medication.

It may increase WBC counts; monitor complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.

Patient may develop with peripheral neuropathy; if it is so consult with your healthcare provider.

What are the side effects of Teriflunomide?

  Most Common: Hair loss, increased level of liver enzymes, diarrhea, influenza, nausea, and tingling.
   Infections and Infestations : Influenza, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, sinusitis, cystitis, gastroenteritis viral, oral herpes.
   Blood : Decrease in white blood cells.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, anxiety, tingling, sciatica, burning sensation, carpal tunnel syndrome.
   Eye : Vision blurred, eye inflammation.
   Heart : Palpitations, high blood pressure.
   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain upper, toothache, abdominal distension.

What are the other precautions for Teriflunomide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Teriflunomide?

Store it at room temperature between (20C to 25C).

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