Tecfidera Dosage

Generic name: dimethyl fumarate
Dosage form: capsules

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Dosing Information

The starting dose for TECFIDERA is 120 mg twice a day orally. After 7 days, the dose should be increased to the maintenance dose of 240 mg twice a day orally. TECFIDERA should be swallowed whole and intact. TECFIDERA should not be crushed or chewed and the capsule contents should not be sprinkled on food. TECFIDERA can be taken with or without food. Administration with food may reduce the incidence of flushing. [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Blood Test Prior to Initiation of Therapy

A recent complete blood cell count (CBC) (i.e., within 6 months) is recommended before initiation of therapy to identify patients with pre-existing low lymphocyte counts.

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