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What is teriflunomide?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Teriflunomide (Aubagio) is a disease-modifying drug for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). It is taken once a day by mouth. It can be used before trying other drugs or when another drug doesn't work. It reduces the number of immune cells (T and B lymphocytes) that cause brain inflammation and damage in people with MS. 

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