With 18+ disease-modifying treatments (DMTs) on the market, it can be difficult to choose which is for your relapsing multiple sclerosis. Treatment comes in three forms: injection, infusion and pill.1 The uncertainty of relapsing MS adds yet another factor in the decision-making process. Luckily, you don’t have to look alone. Whether you are starting your first treatment or changing your current treatment, you and your healthcare provider (HCP) will make the choice as a team.2 It is possible to sort through the DMT landscape with confidence, even if you’ve been here before and thought you’d seen it all.
Start by asking yourself these questions before your next visit with your HCP.
Keep long-term goals in focus. In addition to examining things like reducing relapses and slowing disability progression, look at the long-term effectiveness for any treatment you’re considering. Since relapsing MS is a lifelong journey, it is important to be confident that your treatment is effective when you begin, as well as over time.2
Be sure to also investigate possible side effects. Think about what you are willing to tolerate. Each medication is different, and it will have its own set of possible side effects. And just because you may have had a problem with one medication that doesn’t mean you’ll have the same problem with another.4
Remember to ask your doctor about safety history. It’s worth exploring if any treatment you’re thinking about has been studied for safety over time.2
Be open with your HCP. Share your concerns, experiences, and even your wish list for your future. Your input helps to create the full picture. That way when you both choose a relapsing MS treatment, you’re getting the one that best suits your needs overall — and over time.2
AUBAGIO is proven to treat relapsing MS in 3 key ways:5
- AUBAGIO 14 mg was effective against placebo (pills with no medicine) in: reducing relapses, decreasing number of new lesions, and slowing disability progression.*
You can take AUBAGIO any time of day, with or without food. Ask your healthcare provider if AUBAGIO may help you manage your relapsing MS. Your healthcare provider will run certain tests before you start treatment. Once on AUBAGIO, your healthcare provider will monitor your liver enzyme levels monthly for the first 6 months and conduct periodic blood pressure checks.5
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