Generic Name(s): dimethyl fumarate
Drug Class: NRF2 Activators
Treats: Multiple Sclerosis
Tecfidera is used to treat relapsing conditions of multiple sclerosis. While it will not cure the condition, it will slow down its effects and the number of relapses.
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Tecfidera is an NRF2 activator that is used to treat relapsing variations of multiple sclerosis. While Tecfidera will not cure the disease, it will slow down the effects and decrease the chances of additional relapses.
Below you will find the different types of conditions that can be treated by using Tecfidera:
- Multiple sclerosis
Tecfidera dosage is completely dependent on the individual that takes it, as it can be used for a variety of conditions. Note that the amount of Tecfidera you take also depends on the age of the individual. In addition to that the amount of Tecfidera you take also depends on the strength of each pill/tablet and the amount of times you plan on taking the pill/tablet a day. Note that Tecfidera also depends on the type of condition you are treating.
Tecfidera dosage to treat multiple sclerosis
- For adults, begin your daily treatment at two dosages of 120mg. Your doctor will usually then increase your treatment to two dosages of 240mg after a period of 7 days.
- For children, usage and dosage should be determined by a doctor's consultation.
Tecfidera Side Effects
Tecfidera, like any other drug, comes with its collection of side effects that vary with each individual who uses it. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor or medical professional immediately.
Common Tecfidera Side Effects
- Stomach pain
Consult with your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Swallowing pain
- Cold or flu-like symptoms
- Severe stomach pain
- Severe sensations of warmth, burning, or tingling
Below you will find a list of Tecfidera drugs and substance interactions. In many cases Tecfidera should not be combined with other medications unless approved by a physician. Consult your physician before taking any new medication.
Note that this list does not include a variety of over the counter drugs and vitamins that could also counteract and alter Tecfidera.
Drugs that interact with Tecfidera
- Measles vaccine
- Mumps vaccine
- Rubella vaccine
- Varicella vaccine
- Rotavirus vaccine