Teriflunomide: Pediatric First Approval
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Teriflunomide (Aubagio®), which was developed by Sanofi, is an oral immunomodulatory agent targeting the mitochondrial enzyme dihydroorotate dehydrogenase and available to adults to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting MS, and active secondary progressive MS, depending on the local label. On 18 June 2021, teriflunomide received its first approval in this indication in pediatric patients aged ≥ 10 years in the EU. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of teriflunomide leading to this first approval, disease modifying therapy for the first-line treatment of relapsing-remitting MS in pediatric patients aged ≥ 10 years.
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