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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
11/22/2013 1:48:05 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been on Tecfidera for three weeks. No flushing but swelling in my lips, mild GI distress, headache. Having used shots for Betaseron and Avonex, the pills are a welcome alternative.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
11/19/2013 3:21:41 PM

Reviewer: franko 147, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on bg-12 for 5 months now. The starter week, and half of the second week I had no side effects at all. Then it hit me hard and i had a week of vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and the worst stomach cramps I've ever experienced. The diarrhea, cramps, and nausea, lasted a month and a half, and i still occasionally have issues. I have found greasy McDonalds food to work best when takin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
11/13/2013 10:02:15 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 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 was concerned about side effects before taking this, but have not had any! I have been taking this for 4 months and I have always taken it with food.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
11/13/2013 11:14:32 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm am newly diagnosed but with symptoms present for the past decade. For various reasons, my neuro and I decided on Tecfidera, despite the "newness" of this drug (which does make me a little nervous). My experience has been nothing but positive: a little flushing on the arms the first day, since then no major side effects. I do experience slight constipation and runny nose, but t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
11/11/2013 1:59:12 PM

Reviewer: Robin, 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:
Aside from the flushing which includes a red, sunburn looked face and a burning head I am very happy with this medication. The flushing doesn't always happen and it is not always right away. It lasts anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes for me. It is so much easier than daily shots or monthly infusions.

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