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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.
How much does Tecfidera cost?
Due to how new the medication is, Tecfidera is an expensive medication, especially in the United States where it is considered a tier 5 medication. Tier 5 medications are also known as specialty drugs and contain the very high-cost brand and generic drugs that often require special handling or frequent monitoring. Tecfidera can be found for a more affordable price when you order internationally. At My Drug Center, we offer a supply of 14 Tecfidera tablets in the strength of 120mg for $383.00; in the United States, that same supply would cost you over 5 times as much.
What does Tecfidera do?
Tecfidera is used in adults with relapsing forms of a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord called multiple sclerosis; this includes clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, the most common forms of MS. Using Tecfidera can help relieve the relapse of symptoms that occur within these forms of MS, as well as reduce the risk of relapse by up to 49% (over two years).
How long does Tecfidera take to work?
The exact amount of time it takes Tecfidera to work will vary between each individual. It could take this medication a few months before you notice an improvement. Speak with your doctor to find out how long it may take this medication to improve your condition.
When was Tecfidera approved?
Tecfidera was first approved in the United States on March 27th, 2013 for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. The company who makes Tecfidera, Biogen, is a multinational American biotechnology company which was founded in 1978. Biogen specializes in discovery, development, and delivery of therapies needed for the treatment of neurological diseases, available for patients worldwide.
How Tecfidera works?
Tecfidera works by minimizing inflammation as well as preventing nerve damage associated with MS, though it is unclear exactly how the medications does it. However, some recent studies have suggested that the medication may reduce immune activity independent of its actions on Nrf2 (a protein that controls the actions of antioxidant proteins which help prevent oxidative damage as a result of inflammation).
What are the side effects of Tecfidera?
Some common side effects of Tecfidera include stomach pain, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, redness, rash, itching, or flushing. These side effects should not alarm you; however, if they become worrisome or do not go away over time, you may want to consult your doctor. Keep in mind, not all possible side effects have been listed.
How to take Tecfidera?
You should take Tecfidera exactly the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. Do not take more or less of a dose than directed. Take your dose by swallowing the capsule whole; Tecfidera can also be taken with food, with approval from your doctor. You will require frequent blood tests during your treatment with Tecfidera. For the best results, take your dose at the same time each day to ensure a consistent level of the drug remains in your system.
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