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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lights Camera - Take Action on MS - Pittsburgh, Las Vegas and Atlanta

To register for an upcoming event in Pittsburgh, PA or  Las Vegas NV  or Atlanta, GA., with Madeleine Stowe - Click here

Lights, camera, take action on MS
TV and film actress Madeleine Stowe has joined Genzyme to meet with the MS Community and share her personal connection to MS. Madeleine has been on the road at events across the country, meeting hundreds of community members and sharing what she has learned through the Lights, Camera, Take Action on MS campaign.
Visit to see video highlights from attendees at previous events, who shared how and why they take action, and learn how you can participate.
Madeleine’s excited to connect with more members of the community in Pittsburgh, Las Vegas and Atlanta in the coming months. “I’ve been so inspired by the stories I’ve heard from the MS community - stories of hope, determination, and bravery. I’m looking forward to continuing my tour around the country with Lights, Camera, Take Action on MS to meet more of you.”
A local neurologist as well as a lifestyle expert will join Madeleine at each event to offer tips for helping manage the physical and emotional impacts of the disease.
Did you know many people living with MS may have trouble maintaining energy or staying active? “The key is to find something that fits your personality and that you love doing,” says lifestyle expert Monique Acton, a medical exercise specialist who has been traveling with the campaign. “Sometimes I suggest programs that are a bit more out of the box, such as water-based exercises or Tai Chi. It is important to speak to your doctor before beginning any exercise program.”
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Individuals living with relapsing MS will also join Madeleine to share their perspective and unique experiences, and how they are taking action against their disease. “I armed myself with knowledge and committed to raising awareness and funds to help find a cure,” says Stacey from Corona, CA. “I also take an oral medication called AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) once a day to help treat my disease.”
Visit to learn more about AUBAGIO, a pill you take once a day for the treatment of relapsing forms of MS.
AUBAGIO® (teriflunomide) is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Have severe liver problems. AUBAGIO may cause serious liver problems, which can be life-threatening. Your risk may be higher if you take other medicines that affect your liver. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check your liver within 6 months before you start AUBAGIO and monthly for 6 months after starting AUBAGIO. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any of these symptoms of liver problems: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, tiredness, yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes, or dark urine.
  • Take a medicine called leflunomide for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Are pregnant. AUBAGIO may harm an unborn baby. You should have a pregnancy test before starting AUBAGIO. After stopping AUBAGIO, continue to use effective birth control until you have made sure your blood levels of AUBAGIO are lowered. If you become pregnant while taking AUBAGIO or within 2 years after stopping, tell your healthcare provider right away and enroll in the AUBAGIO Pregnancy Registry at 1-800-745-4447, option 2.
  • Are of childbearing potential and not using effective birth control.
It is not known if AUBAGIO passes into breast milk. Your healthcare provider can help you decide if you should take AUBAGIO or breastfeed — you should not do both at the same time.
If you are a man whose partner plans to become pregnant, you should stop taking AUBAGIO and talk with your healthcare provider about reducing the levels of AUBAGIO in your blood. If your partner does not plan to become pregnant, use effective birth control while taking AUBAGIO.
AUBAGIO may stay in your blood for up to 2 years after you stop taking it. Your healthcare provider can prescribe a medicine that can remove AUBAGIO from your blood quickly.
Before taking AUBAGIO, talk with your healthcare provider if you have: liver or kidney problems; a fever or infection, or if you are unable to fight infections; numbness or tingling in your hands or feet that is different from your MS symptoms; diabetes; serious skin problems when taking other medicines; breathing problems; or high blood pressure. Your healthcare provider will check your blood cell count and TB test before you start AUBAGIO. Talk with your healthcare provider if you take or are planning to take other medicines (especially medicines for treating cancer or controlling your immune system), vaccines, vitamins or herbal supplements.
AUBAGIO may cause serious side effects, including: reduced white blood cell count — this may cause you to have more infections; numbness or tingling in your hands or feet that is different from your MS symptoms; serious skin problems; breathing problems (new or worsening); and high blood pressure.
The most common side effects when taking AUBAGIO include: headache; diarrhea; nausea; hair thinning or loss; and abnormal liver test results. These are not all the side effects of AUBAGIO. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you.
Consult your healthcare provider if you have questions about your health or any medications you may be taking, including AUBAGIO.
You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please click here for full Prescribing Information, including boxed WARNING and Medication Guide.

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