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What is Tecfidera used for?
Tecfidera is prescribed to treat symptoms of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition in which the immune system attacks the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. Relapsing-remitting MS occurs when symptoms show up from time to time.
You can buy Tecfidera (Dimethyl Fumarate) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Tecfidera generic alternative available for purchase.
How does Tecfidera work?
Tecfidera comes as a tablet for oral administration. It contains the active ingredient called Dimethyl Fumarate, which is in a class of drugs known as Nrf2 activators. The Dimethyl Fumarate dosage in this medication works by decreasing inflammation and preventing nerve damage associated with MS.
Before taking Tecfidera, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Tecfidera dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Dimethyl Fumarate dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Tecfidera dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Tecfidera may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tecfidera. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions especially those relating to an active infection or low white blood cell (WBC) counts. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Dimethyl Fumarate.
Some common Tecfidera side effects include:
Nausea, stomach pain, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, redness, warmth, itching, or burning of the skin
Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms while taking this medicine:
Decreased vision or vision problems, a change in mental state, fever, liver problems, weakness on one side of the body, or trouble with speaking or walking
If any side effects of Dimethyl Fumarate become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take?
A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best Tecfidera dosage for your treatment.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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