A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Aubagio is a specialty medication for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic, debilitating condition that affects the nervous system. It can cause symptoms throughout the entire body. When someone has MS, their immune system attacks their nervous system and causes permanent damage.
It is not known exactly what causes MS. However, there are likely various factors, including genetic and environmental causes. Aubagio works by decreasing the activity of the immune system, protecting the nerve cells.
The dosage of Aubagio is 7-14 mg by mouth once daily with or without food. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
The active ingredient in this drug is teriflunomide.
Common drug-drug interactions may include:
Do not take this drug if you are taking cholestyramine or activated charcoal.
Your doctor should monitor your blood cell counts while you take this drug.
Stop the drug immediately and call your doctor if you develop a rash.
Tell your doctor if you have any of the following adverse reactions while taking this drug: