Here is My Question:
Is there a study on Aubagio and its side effect of depression? I am using Aubagio now for 40 days and I feel no side effect other than deep depression. Is it related to the new medication?
I'm sorry to hear about your difficulty with depression. Unfortunately, ~50% of patient with MS will struggle with depression at some point during the course of their illness. I am not aware of a specific association between Aubagio and depression (we do see an association with interferon-beta therapies). I searched the prescriber brochure, clinicaltrials.gov, and searched the medical literature, but could not find a reported assocation between Aubagio and depression.
You can learn more about the association of depression and multiple sclerosis here (http://www.healthcarejourney.com/depression-and-anxiety.html)
I'd advise that you speak to your PCP and neurologist (or psychiatrist if you have one) regarding your symptoms.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
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