COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

Multiple Sclerosis - Teriflumonide (Aubagio) Therapy

Your consultant has agreed that you are eligible for treatment with Teriflunomide. This is a once daily oral medication for the treatment of active relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

Side effects can include alopecia (hair thinning), changes to your Liver Function (LFTs) and hypertension (high blood pressure). You will be followed up in the MS clinic by your Consultant and MS nurse regularly. It is important that you keep your appointments so that your response to treatment can be assessed. We may also ask your GP to organise blood monitoring.

If you are a women of child bearing age please be advised that Teriflunomide has been shown to be harmful to the foetus and therefore you should take effective contraception to prevent pregnancy. If you suspect you might be pregnant you should inform your consultant or MS Nurse. If you are planning to change your contraception you should discuss this first with your consultant or MS Nurse. There appears to be low risk to the foetus from a male taking Teriflunomide.

We advise that the day before you start Teriflunomide you should take a pregnancy Test. You should not breast feed whilst taking Teriflunomide. If it is necessary to stop Teriflumomide for any reason your consultant may wish to give you a treatment to speed up removal of Teriflunomide from your body.

Consultants Secretary’s and MS Nurse telephone numbers

If you need to speak to your consultant or MS nurse you can call their secretary on the following numbers.

MS Nurse administrator: 0151 529 5645

Dr W Pietkiewicz’s Secretary:0151 529 6260

Dr M Wilson’s Secretary: 0151 529 5470

Dr A Jacob’s Secretary: 0151 529 5770

Dr I Pomeroy’s Secretary: 0151 529 5715

Professor C A Young’ secretary: 0151 529 5711

You will receive your supply of Teriflunomide at home monthly by Evolution home delivery service. This will be organised through the MS Nurses.

Evolution Home Delivery Telephone number: 01234 223710

  • Last Updated:
    01 April 2018
  • Review Date:
    01 September 2021
  • Author:
    Fiona Lynch M S Nurse Specialist
  • Summary:

    This is a once daily oral medication for the treatment of active relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

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