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what are side effects of tecfidera

A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Based on the safety: Data in the clinical trial, there no major concerns voiced, so the medication is relatively "safe".
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Tecfidera: Interesting pharmokinetics for this drug as it is eliminated 60 percent from respiration and the rest fecal and renal. The medication has been shown ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Multiple sclerosis: Tecfidera is said to significantly reduce measures of disease activity, including relapses and development of brain lesions, as well as to slow disabi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not usually: This is a brand new medicine on the market for relapsing-remitting ms, and has yet to be widely employed. So far, main issues involve flushing, nause ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
If I understand your: question, you have PML--clearly a very rare and debilitating viral disease--and your are wondering if anything can "reverse" it. My understanding is t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends..: What does your E stand for ? If it stands for Enema ...it is ok. If for Ecstacy...not a good idea.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
VERY DIFFERENT: Entirely different chemical classes, with distinct different mechanisms of action, and outcome data. Both seem safe, Copaxone (glatiramer) tho is inj ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
Reasonable, but...: It is a reasonable question; but, the answer is not that simple, maybe. I suggest you look at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society web site, where ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
A year: Generally speaking once a year would be a good approach.. of course much sooner if there is clinical deterioration/ progression.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience in Neurology
Not a problem: you should be fine being off Tecfidera for 4 days. chances of you experiencing MS relapse in that short of a time frame are minimal and there is no ne ... Read More

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