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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
7/19/2014 11:01:08 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Several issues with Tecfidera. 1) I have to take it with meals to prevent flushing and heart burn, which means I am not taking every 12 hours. 2) It drives my Lymphocyte count down, 3) I get a strange wheezing about 6 hours after taking it

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
6/29/2014 3:57:04 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this medication for 5 days and have every reaction possible. Chills, fever, flushing, sever stomach pain, severe diarrhea, headache , backache, stiff neck, dry mouth, exhaustion, dizziness. Do not think I will stick with it. I was on copaxone for 7 years and want to stop the shots so I gave the pill a chance.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
6/26/2014 9:47:02 AM

Reviewer: Loryssa78, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have only been on this medication for a couple months. I had only minor flushing at the beginning & NO stomach upset. The only thing I noticed since beginning this medication if my left thumb went numb and has been for over a month. It's an annoyance I can deal with though. I started Tecfidera really slow to give my body time to adjust. 1 pill a day for two weeks, then switched to 2 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
6/19/2014 9:14:49 AM

Reviewer: Teacher2, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I didn't realize how awful I was constantly feeling until I switched to Tecfidera. I was on Avonex for 2 years and had had enough of the shot. This was the best thing I ever did! Yes, had flushing and still do but it doesn't last long. The stomach issues are mild and subside. I'd take infrequent stomach issues and flushing any day over an injection. I do have to set a timer to re ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
6/4/2014 12:50:36 PM

Reviewer: Ljchurch93, 45-54 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:
Not sure of the validity of this but someone else taking the same med and dose was told not only to take with a baby aspirin but make sure you had fat in your meal...since then the upset stomach has gone away. It does reaccure when I go non fat. Dx in 2007 and been on Avonex, Tysabri ( loved it) but tested positive for the jcvirus...took another pill but couldnt leave the house or my bathroom, thi ... Show Full Comment

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