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I tried Tecfidera a month ago and had no sideeffects until day 12 when I developed a fever, headache

Posted 23 Jun 2014 2 answers

... and deep stomach pains. Doctor said to stop then restart in two days. I was still sick although fever had passed so I did not restart but now we are trying a slow taper to see if I could tolerate the Tecfidera better if I started it more slowly. I had one 120mg capsule and in 3 hours had a ...

Can anyone taking Tecfidera provide more side effect details/timeline?

Posted 15 Mar 2015 4 answers

I just took my first 120mg starter dose of Tecfidera... I had read about the possible side effects like flushing, nausea, stomach cramps, etc... (and I preface this by adding that I'm not the, "whiner" type)... but Holy Cow!! It was horrible! I had already asked a Biogen nurse the ...

Is alcohol safe to drink while on tecfidera?

Posted 25 Jul 2013 1 answer

Tecfidera - Anyone experiencing swollen face? or White sores in mouth?

Posted 5 Jan 2014 2 answers

Just starting Tecfedera, 2 months now and face is swollen up I look like I have a moon face and now have a few white spots inside my mouth? Anyone experiencing this? I feel the symptoms are closely related to when I am on Steroids.

Weight loss with tecfidera?

Posted 28 Nov 2015 2 answers

I switched from rebif to tecfidera and I'm losing weight. Is this normal

What happens if I miss a dose of Tecfidera, 240mg?

Posted 16 Nov 2018 0 answers

I have been on Tecfidera for one month. Refill prescription from specialty pharmacy did not arrive on time. I am out

Tecfidera - How do you pronounce Ticfedra?

Posted 1 Dec 2013 1 answer

Tecfidera and headaches?

Posted 28 Apr 2014 1 answer

I started my TECFIDERA last night on the starter dose, within 45 minutes my hole body was itching (as I read that May occur) but what concerns me are the massive headaches I get with every dose I take! I have been taking Tylenol for the headache, my question, is this something that will continue/ ...

Why is Biogen being allowed to charge $55,000.00 per year for dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera®)?

Posted 20 Jul 2013 1 answer

The drug has been used in Germany for 30 years for the treatment of psoriasis. It was officially approved by Germany's food and drug agency and put on the market on the market since 1994 in Germany under the name "Fumaderm®" for the treatment of psoriasis. Biogen® is the ...

Can you take Tysabri again if you have had a 12 month break even if JC Virus Positive?

Posted 7 Apr 2016 1 answer

i have been off Tysabri for 12 months due to being high risk PML. I have been using Tecfidera during this time and have had some monster MS attacks. I fear disability more than death. Does the risk of PML drop from having a break? and can I go back on Tysabri again?

Tecfidera - I am in week 3 of 240 mg twice daily dose. I have been unable to work this week due to?

Posted 8 Feb 2017 1 answer

... vomiting, diarrhea and extreme stomach pain at times. Doesn't matter what I eat, if I can even swallow it because my gag reflex is off the charts. My Dr. Says to hang in there, but I would just like to know if there's light at the end of this very dark tunnel I'm in right now. ...

Today I took my first 120mg dose of tecfidera and I was doing good for about 2 hours with no side?

Posted 22 Mar 2017 1 answer

... effects. Then I got a little hungry, ate a PB&J and withinot about 20 minutes I get super hot super fast!! Not fun, it felt like a severe sun burn and my skin was tight. I sure hope this doesn't last forever with these pills. Absolutely hated the copaxone shots and won't go back

Tecfidera - Tecifidera and colds?

Posted 17 Dec 2017 1 answer

Hi.. I have had MS since 1978.. been in Avonex, Copaxone and now for th3 last 3 years Tecifidera.. I seem to have more colds (2 a year) which each cold has a bad cough and seems to last 1 to 2 months long.. I am worried about my lungs. Also a lot of Flushing.. sometimes really red and itchy.. other ...

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