TEBAZIO (teriflunomide) is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS)
Who should not take TEBAZIO?
Do not take TEBAZIO if you:
• have severe liver problems
• take a medicine called leflunomide
• are pregnant or are of childbearing age and not using effective birth control
• It is not known if TEBAZIO passes into breast milk. Your healthcare provider can help you decide if you should take TEBAZIO or breastfeed — you should not do both at the same time
TEBAZIO may stay in your blood for up to 2 years after you stop taking it. Your doctor can prescribe a medicine to help lower your blood levels of TEBAZIO more quickly. Talk to your doctor if you want more information about this.
Before you take TEBAZIO, tell your doctor if you:
• have liver or kidney problems
• have a fever or infection, or you are unable to fight infections
• have numbness or tingling in your hands or feet that is different from your MS symptoms
• have diabetes
• have had serious skin problems when taking other medicines
• have breathing problems
• have high blood pressure
Your healthcare provider will check your blood cell count and TB test before you start TEBAZIO. 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), vaccines, vitamins or herbal supplements.
The most common side effects when taking TEBAZIO include: headache; diarrhea; nausea; hair thinning or loss; and abnormal liver test results. These are not all the side effects of TEBAZIO. 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 TEBAZIO.