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Tecfidera 120 mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Tecfidera Capsule

Tecfidera 120 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Tecfidera Capsule side effects

Common
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain

How to use Tecfidera Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Tecfidera 120 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Tecfidera Capsule works

Tecfidera 120 mg Capsule is an Nrf2 activator. It works by suppressing inflammation and immune response that cause nerve damage in multiple sclerosis.

Tecfidera Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tecfidera 120 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Tecfidera 120 mg Capsule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Tecfidera 120 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Tecfidera 120 mg Capsule helps treat multiple sclerosis.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Do not chew, crush or break the tablets as they have a special coating  to help prevent irritation of your stomach.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood and urine tests done to monitor your blood cells, kidney and liver function during treatment with this medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.
  • Do not take Tecfidera 120 mg Capsule if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Tecfidera

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1) Am I really suffering from diabetes. I am daily doing Ramdev baba Yoga for 1 - 1/30 Hrs 2) I am normal , May I stop Tab Glycomet 500 ? 3) ECG is abnormal but 2D eco is normal. What is a problem? 4) Why Doctor is asking me to take daily Cap. BecoZinc forever. May I stop or continue? 5) I am suffering from Neck spondilites . 6) I feel giddiness, so doctor starts this medicine and asked to take forever for long time May I continue or what ?Plz give me second opinion.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Your HbA1c levels will ascertain your diabetes control. You must continue glycometSR. It's dose may even beFor giddiness you may take stemetil MD tab sos and pantop DSR before breakfast
I m cocieved running 9 month n my date of issue is on first week of june.but i m having swelling on foot
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Get your BP, serum proteins and kidney function test done. If all are fine then there is nothing to worry about.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
1st Floor, B Wing,Marwah Centre, Krishanlal Marwah Marg, Andheri ( East ), Mumbai - 400072, India
MRP
22500
14 capsules in 1 strip
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