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Aubagio (teriflunomide) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 3 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Aubagio (teriflunomide) which include:

Moderate

Caffeine ↔ teriflunomide

Moderate Drug Interaction

Teriflunomide may decrease the blood levels and effects of caffeine. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if your symptoms worsen or your condition changes during treatment with these medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Major

Alcohol (Ethanol) ↔ teriflunomide

Major Drug Interaction

Teriflunomide may cause liver problems, and using it with other medications that can also affect the liver such as ethanol may increase that risk. Because teriflunomide can stay in your blood for a prolonged period after the last dose, interactions with other drugs may occur for some time even after you have stopped taking it. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Call your doctor immediately if you have fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash, itching, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark colored urine, light colored stools, and/or yellowing of the skin or eyes, as these may be signs and symptoms of liver damage. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

teriflunomide - hypertension

Teriflunomide may increase the blood pressure. Caution should be taken when using this agent in hypertensive patients. It is recommended to check blood pressure before the start of teriflunomide treatment and periodically thereafter and elevated blood pressure should be appropriately managed during treatment with teriflunomide.

Aubagio (teriflunomide) drug interactions

There are 885 drug interactions with Aubagio (teriflunomide)

Aubagio (teriflunomide) disease interactions

There are 9 disease interactions with Aubagio (teriflunomide) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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