Aubagio (teriflunomide) is a brand-name prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in adults. These forms include:
Aubagio comes as a tablet that you swallow.
Aubagio belongs to a drug class called pyrimidine synthesis inhibitors. There’s currently no generic version of Aubagio.
The following chart summarizes Aubagio’s dosage. Milligrams is abbreviated as mg. Your doctor will determine the dosage that’s best for you.
|Aubagio strength||Dosage frequency|
|7 mg||once per day|
|14 mg||once per day|
The maximum dosage of Aubagio is 14 mg once per day.
For information about the dosage of Aubagio, including its strengths and how to take the drug, keep reading. For a comprehensive look at Aubagio, see this article.
This article describes typical dosages for Aubagio provided by the drug’s manufacturer. When taking Aubagio, always follow your doctor’s dosing instructions.
This section describes the typical Aubagio dosages for all forms of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS).
Aubagio comes as an oral tablet.
Aubagio comes in two strengths: 7 milligrams (mg) and 14 mg.
Typically, your doctor will start you on a low dosage. Then, they’ll adjust it over time to reach the amount that’s right for you. Your doctor will ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.
The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
Dosage for all uses
The dosage of Aubagio for all types of relapsing MS is either 7 mg once per day or 14 mg once per day. The typical starting dosing for MS is 7 mg once per day. If this starting dosage doesn’t work for you, your doctor may increase your dosage to 14 mg once per day.
Aubagio is meant to be a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Aubagio is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long term.
If your doctor has prescribed you Aubagio, you may have questions. Below are some common questions about Aubagio.
When do doctors prescribe an Aubagio dose of 7 mg vs. 14 mg?
Your doctor will likely prescribe a starting Aubagio dosage of 7 mg once per day. If this amount doesn’t work for you, they may increase your dosage to 14 mg once per day. Your doctor will prescribe the amount of Aubagio that’s right for you.
If you have questions about your dosage of Aubagio, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
What is Aubagio’s starting dose? Is this the same as a loading dose?
The starting dose of Aubagio is 7 mg. A starting dose is not the same as a loading dose. A loading dose is when a larger amount of drug is given at the start of treatment. Giving a loading dose may decrease the amount of time it takes to see an effect from a drug.
If you have questions about Aubagio’s starting dose, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you miss a dose of Aubagio, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next scheduled dose. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for the missed dose.
To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or using a timer. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.
Aubagio comes as a tablet that you swallow once per day. You can take the medication with or without food.
If you have trouble swallowing tablets, see this article for tips on how to take this form of medication. You can also talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Accessible drug labels and containers
If you’re having trouble reading your prescription label, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Some pharmacies offer labels with large print, braille, or a code you scan with a smartphone to convert text to speech. If your local pharmacy doesn’t have these options, your doctor or pharmacist might be able to recommend a pharmacy that does.
If you’re having trouble opening medication bottles, ask your pharmacist about putting Aubagio in an easy-open container. They also may recommend tools that can make it easier to open bottles.
It’s important that you do not take more Aubagio than your doctor prescribes. For some medications, taking more than the recommended amount may lead to side effects or overdose.
If you take more than the recommended amount of Aubagio
Call your doctor right away if you believe you’ve taken too much Aubagio. Another option is to call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. If you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room.
The dosages in this article are typical dosages provided by the drug’s manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Aubagio for you, they will prescribe the dosage that’s right for you. Always follow the dosage that your doctor prescribes for you.
As with any drug, never change your dosage of Aubagio without your doctor’s recommendation. If you have questions about the dosage of Aubagio that’s right for you, talk with your doctor.
Besides learning about dosage, you may want other information about Aubagio. These additional articles might be helpful to you:
- More about Aubagio. For information about other aspects of Aubagio, refer to this article.
- Side effects. To learn about side effects of Aubagio, see this article. You can also look at the Aubagio prescribing information.
- Drug comparison. Find out how Aubagio compares with Tecfidera and Gilenya.
- Details about multiple sclerosis (MS). For more information about your condition, see our MS hub and this list of related articles.
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