TECFIDERA Reviews

Average Rating: 4.1 (11 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR TECFIDERACOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 5  MS none M 58 5 years
24mg 2X D
5/30/2021
 5  MS I never had side effects Very stable M 58 5 years
24mg 2X D
5/30/2021
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 5  Multiple Sclerosis Flushing, stomach upset I tried Betaseron and Avonex which did nothing for me. Tecfidera was a brand new drug in 2013 that my neuro suggested. Worked wonders for me. No new lesions and I felt almost normal for years. White blood cell count went down so I have to try a new drug. Devastated. Some tips for side effects. Aspirin for flushing and a big meal fatty meal with each dosage. F 34 7 years
2X D
4/29/2021
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 1  For MS I was feeling like I was dead was so tired, couldn't do the things I did normally, extreme pain there was, I was starting to cry because of pain and I got dizzy, there was numbness too. After I quit almost all of them went away sooo we can see that was about the side effects. I wanted the pill to work but it apparently didn't for me. It was the first pill I gave up because of bad side effects. Worst side effects experienced with a pill. F 33 1 months
480 mg
6/9/2020
 5  MS None So far, so good, have yet to have an MRI to see if it's working. However, from a side effects standpoint it's been great. My neurologist had a very slow titration program and I credit that with the lack of side effects. F 51 6 months
250 mg 2X D
3/6/2017
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 3  MS (off label Psoriasis) Flushing, stomach upset, dry mouth. This is not medical advice, this is only my experience. Consult a Doctor prior to trying these remedies. To combat the flushing, I would take two low-dose aspirin about an hour before dose. For flushing and stomach upset, I would also try to take it with a meal - at the very least, a full fat greek yogurt, full fat cheese, etc. Protein and fat helped. Nothing helped the dry mouth, and apparently it's not a recorded side effect (although it's the only reason I had dry mouth). Tec nearly cleared my severe Plaque Psoriasis (and made me a happy girl), but after several months Tec did nothing for the MS, having new lesions and/or enhancing lesions on each MRI. Side effects were bothersome and required a bit of planning, but because I had great results with the psoriasis, I tolerated it longer than I would have if I did not have psoriasis. F 34 10 months
2X D
5/6/2016
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 5  Multiple Sclerosis Initial nausea, stomach cramps and flushing. The stomach issues were so bad that I nearly abandoned it after a week but then it slowly started to subside. The flushing still occurs occasionally and I do still take the tablets with food just in case. Try avoiding fruit and other acidic foods when first starting on the tablets. I found that a big breakfast helped with the first tablet of the day. I also found that keeping my stomach full helped so constantly eating snacks was how things first started but definitely got better after a month or two. F 26 18 months
240 2X D
1/10/2016
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 4   Transient rash. Forgive me I don't know the dose. I simply observe M 58
1X D
7/17/2015
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 3  MS scars I am exhausted all the time. I have bad nausea as well. I was told to take the meds with a Fat, Carb, and Protein each time 10 minutes or more before taking the pill. That's making me feel full all the time, and tired. I only weigh 125 pounds. I shouldn't be this tired! We will see if it helps with my next MRI. The nausea and tiredness must go away!!! F 45 60 days
240 2X D
5/13/2015
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 5  Relapsing MS Initially, flushing and gastrointestinal Taking with food definitely helped. After 4-6 weeks the side effects started to reduce. Now they are rare but I still take with food Just had my first MRI and things looked good. Have had no relapses (but didn't on Avonex either which I was taking before). I like the independence of tecfidera over the Avonex shots. I just couldn't do it i had to drive over to my mother in law and have her perform the injections. It is nice to feel in control of my therapy. F 50 9 months
240 mg
9/5/2014
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 5  RRMS Terrible fatigue, flushing, nausea for about 6 weeks. Then, only flushing and occasional mild nausea for 15-30 minutes a few hours after each dose. It has been SO worth it! No relapses, MRI improvement and lesion healing :) Overall I feel pretty good considering, and I do not miss shots every day either. F 38 8 months
2X D
6/3/2014
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TECFIDERA  (DIMETHYL FUMARATE):  Dimethyl fumarate is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is not a cure for MS. It helps decrease the number of episodes of worsening MS.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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