Tecfidera is a prescription medication that is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Tecfidera contains dimethyl fumarate and works by decreasing inflammation and preventing nerve damage. Tecfidera is not a cure for MS but may help to decrease the worsening of MS symptoms.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Tecfidera include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of dimethyl fumarate:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Tecfidera?
If you miss a dose of Tecfidera, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Tecfidera?
Tecfidera is available in a strength of 120mg or 240mg.