Don't know about the drinking warnings. I do not drink simply because I do not like the taste of alcohol. Diet soft drinks is all for me.
Anyhow, I cannot believe where the time has gone. I have been doing this drug for 1.5 years now, and will be finished the study in November. I pop the pills out of their individually sealed pockets every night, and realize that another day of my life has passed.
From the time I met the MS doctor, Dr. Freedman, here in Ottawa, until the time I was proposed for this test study was also approximately 2 months. I am 53 and I only had the one extremely mild inconvenience. After the episode, catscans and MRIs of the brain, and a lumbar puncture, it was determined that I have MS, although I do not think I do. As mentioned much earlier, this episode only lasted three short weeks, and as fast as it started, that is how fast in concluded.
So after 1 1/2 years taking teriflunomide, all I can say is that it has 0 sfx. They mentioned that there have been reports of hair loss, and although I had the tiniest of a bald spot on the top of my head, it seems to have grown a bit bigger in size. Is this due to the medication, or my aging? lol Who knows?
But I am definitely happy taking this drug, placebo, 7mg, or 14mg, double blinded study so only the pharmaceutical company knows for sure,
I have not had another episode since the first. Maybe its the drug, or maybe it is just me. Either way, knock on wood, no recurrences.
If they are advising that you should only consume x amount of alcohol, then I guess that is all you can do, however, my next appointment at the hospital is this coming Monday, June 15, 09 and I will ask them for you, and post again as soon as I return home, which should be late afternoon for you.
Regarding the liver, there was a dog who was taking a sister drug that is similar to the teriflunomide to treat some arthritis or something and this dog contracted something to do with the pancreas. Therefore, I have gone for a number of ultrasounds in this region. Whether that has anything to do with the liver being in the same area, I am not sure.