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

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111 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/27/2014 1:02:17 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on this drug for 3 months and the only side effect is an intense itching that developed recently. No stomach or flushing issues. Overall quite happy with drug.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/15/2014 5:39:34 AM

Reviewer: Jthomp24, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Diagnosed Nov. 1993. Previously used Avonex for 16+ years. So tired of injections! Started Tecfidera in April 2014. Usually have flushing at least once daily. No consistent time when happens despite taking medicine at same time daily. I take with food. Sadly frequency of intense heat, itching and hives has increased in the last month from 2-3 times a month to 2-3 times per week. However, I have di ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/9/2014 11:13:14 PM

Reviewer: SueSD, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Been on Tecfidera 8 months. Suffered from intense flushing that would last about an hour then fade away. Overall, was very pleased. About 3 weeks ago, the most intense itching started and hasn't gone away. Combined with my skin being hot to the touch and itching that causes me to scratch till I break skin- not happy. I've tried Benadryl with little relief. Thinking of going to neuro to di ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/9/2014 1:06:12 PM

Reviewer: kama50, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Been taking this med for 1 month now.Started off fine but now that I am on the 240 mg. twice a day, I'm not sure. No flushing or stomach problems but I am getting some shortness of breath and palpitations and feeling a little foggy (?) I don't know if I will continue with this med. I have to talk to my doctor about it.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
9/8/2014 2:13:16 AM

Reviewer: Indy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have more energy, can see clearer, feel happier and overall I feel the medication is helping me in my day to day life. I also seem to get more out of my exercise routines, and lost a bit of weight (bonus).

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