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 than that, bloods tests excellent, energy good when not sick with a cold..
Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) is a medicine used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis. Tecfidera can decrease the number of white blood cells in your blood which can increase your susceptibility to infections. Do you have a temperature?
Despite your recent good blood results you should talk with your doctor about this, make sure to mention the cough.
Flushing and red itchy skin (pruritus) are also common side effects of Tecfidera.
For more information visit:
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Updated 3 Oct 2018 • 20 answers
Updated 1 Jan 2012 • 1 answer
Updated 6 Jan 2013 • 1 answer
Updated 10 Jul 2013 • 1 answer
Updated 5 Sep 2014 • 1 answer