Vumerity Approval History
Reviewed by J.Stewart BPharm Last updated on Oct 30, 2019.
Vumerity (diroximel fumarate) is a novel oral fumarate for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Vumerity is indicated for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults, including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease.
- In clinical studies, Vumerity demonstrated efficacy similar to Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate), but with improved patient-reported gastrointestinal tolerability.
- Vumerity capsules are taken twice daily and must be swallowed whole. Flushing and stomach problems can be common especially at the start of treatment, but taking Vumerity with food (avoiding high-fat, high-calorie meals or snacks) may help reduce flushing.
- Common side effects include flushing, redness, itching, or rash; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or indigestion.
Development History and FDA Approval Process for Vumerity
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