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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Explore how to start a conversation with your doctor about Tecfidera

Explore how to start a conversation with your doctor about Tecfidera

Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) is a prescription medicine used to treat people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.

Learn More of Tecfidera (also known as: BG12) here:

Important Safety Information

Before taking and while you take Tecfidera, tell your doctor about any low white blood cell counts or infections of any other medical conditions.

What are the possible side effects of Tecfidera?

Tecfidera may cause serious side effects including decreases in your white blood cell count.

Your doctor may check your white blood cell count before you take Tecfidera and from time to time during treatment.

The most common side effects of Tecfidera include flushing and stomach problems. These can happen especially at the start of treatment and may decrease over time. Call your doctor if these symptoms bother you or do not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Tecfidera. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-­800-­FDA-­1088. For more information go to

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Tecfidera will harm your unborn baby or if it passes into your breast milk. Also tell your doctor if you are taking prescription or over-­the-­counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.

Please see the full Prescribing Information and Patient Information for additional important safety information. This is not intended to replace discussions with your doctor.

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