Tecfidera

Active Ingredient(s): Dimethyl Fumarate
FDA Approved: * March 27, 2013
Pharm Company: * BIOGEN IDEC
Category: Urinary System

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Tecfidera Overview

Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is the methyl ester of fumaric acid. DMF combined with three other fumaric acid esters (FAEs) was licensed in Germany as oral therapy for psoriasis (trade name Fumaderm).[2] Since 2013 it is used to treat adults with relapsing multiple sclerosis (trade name Tecfidera).[3] DMF is thought to have immunomodulatory properties without significant immunosuppression.[4] In a non-medical use, DMF was applied as a biocide in fur...

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Rashes from Tecfidera

I have been have been having this dry skin rash that started on one breast first, then it move to my back then to my chest just below my chin. The chest rash is much worse than the others. Went to doc and got a cortisone shot which did nothing for it. There are no creams that help either. This is going to scar my chest and need some help. Anyone have any ideas? ## That can be a fairly common side effect of Tecfidera, along with flushing and stomach problems. Have you tried consulting a dermatologist? Or maybe trying a prescription cream from your doctor? They may help more. Has anyone else experienced this issue? ## Yes...I had the exact expierience m. I couldn't figure out what it was from. I even had a biopsy. ## Hi, SHastings have they found out what it was ? i am having same iss...

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Tecfidera and Birth Control Pills

Hi, Before starting with Tecfidera I did some online research and found out something really important for me. - In Europe (UK etc.) the label warnings state "Tecfidera may make oral contraceptives less effective. Use an extra form of contraception (such as a condom) while you’re taking Tecfidera" and "Vaccinations given while taking Tecfidera may be less effective than normal. Taking Tecfidera with certain types of vaccine (live vaccines) may cause you to get an infection and should therefore be avoided" - In the US, the FDA doesn't give any of these warnings I read somewhere that they don't expect tecfidera to interfere with any of the above (so FDA doesn't warn), but they didn't test this yet (so in UK they warn). My question is, did any of the T...

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tecfidera new person

Me too. I am just finishing up my fourth week. The stomach cramps are terrible but bentyl helps a little bit. Ask your Dr for a script for it, 10mg once a day. As for the diarrhea, still can't figure out how to stop it. Imodium helps a little not much. As for the flushing, take a baby aspirin an hour before tecfidera n eat with it. I am just hoping these side effects go away. ## Hi Ginny, Have you tried any supplements for the diarrhea you are experiencing due to Tecfidera (Dimethyl Fumarate)? Based on my research, probiotics and activated charcoal capsules may be able to improve digestion and eliminate diarrhea. Also, peppermint oil is really good for stomach aches/nausea and digestive health. Sometimes I add a couple drops of food grade peppermint essential oil to my water or tea,...

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Tecfidera Newbie

I just received my first months supply of Tecfidera and was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions in re to side effects etc., your experience, good and bad. ## Hello, Wheatweaver! How are you? I actually haven't seen any other posts about Tecfidera. When do you start it? Learn more Tecfidera details here. In clinical trials, the most common side effects noted include flushing and gastrointestinal issues.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Dimethyl Fumarate
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 120mg, 240mg
  • Solution: 50%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Tecfidera: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 64406-005 Tecfidera 120 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Biogen Idec Inc.
  • 64406-006 Tecfidera 240 mg Enteric Coated Capsule by Biogen Idec Inc.
  • 64406-007 Tecfidera 30-day Starter Pack by Biogen Idec Inc.

Other drugs which contain Dimethyl Fumarate or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

Related Tecfidera Topics:

Tecfidera and Birth Control Pills
Hi, Before starting with Tecfidera I did some online research and found out something really important for me. - In Euro... 2 replies
tecfidera new person
Me too. I am just finishing up my fourth week. The stomach cramps are terrible but bentyl helps a little bit. Ask your D... 1 reply
Tecfidera Newbie
I just received my first months supply of Tecfidera and was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions in re to side e... 1 reply
Rashes from Tecfidera
I have been have been having this dry skin rash that started on one breast first, then it move to my back then to my che... 3 replies




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