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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Tecfidera Oral.

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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
10/31/2013 12:37:49 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking the pill for about 3 months and is very happy with it'

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/30/2013 2:51:41 PM

Reviewer: MSfighter, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was excited that I wouldn't have to inject anymore. Took Tecfidera for 8 days. First 2 days I experienced flushing (redness and burning)eight hours after taking the pill. It looked and felt like I had a sunburn that lasted about half hour. Also had a bit of itching on my arms. Third day was fine. The 4th day on I experienced flushing and began feeling pain and weakness in my arms and legs. F ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/30/2013 2:42:21 PM

Reviewer: Ann, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The headache and itchiness went away after 1 week. Stomach ache went to just gurgly loud stomach after week 1 also. Be sure to eat something (a banana is good) and take 12 hours apart. Great side effect: increased libido! LOVE not injecting rebif 3 x week! Worth riding out the side effects for at least 1 month to see if your body will acclimate or not. Everyone is different, but everything takes t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/30/2013 3:50:44 AM

Reviewer: Hopeful, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started on the 120 mg 2x a day and experienced flushing, upset stomach and mild headaches- all very moderate. 2nd week I began to take 240 2x a day and 3 days into it started having stomach pains, cramping and vomiting. 5th day into I had severe diarrhea and vomiting. My drs have taken me off of BG12 - very disappointing. Newly diagnosed and not certain next step.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/11/2013 1:49:18 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Initially when I took this drug I had the itchy feelings in my arms and feet. It only happened on my first day taking the pill. The next day the itching stopped. I didn't have itching any more until I took the 240mg dose and then it was only the first day as well then it stopped. I feel better if I eat while taking the pill. All in all I have had no problems on this pill and I enjoy it bet ... Show Full Comment

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