Tecfidera Drug Interactions
There are currently no known drug interactions with Tecfidera. However, this drug has not been studied with every other medication, so it is possible that adverse interactions have yet to be discovered. To avoid complications, tell your healthcare provider about all other medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking before starting treatment.
An Overview of Interactions With Tecfidera
Tecfidera™ (dimethyl fumarate) is a prescription medication used to treat people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). This drug can help reduce the number of relapses a person has.
Tecfidera does not have any known drug interactions at this time. However, it is important to point out that it has not been studied with every other medication. Therefore, drug interactions with Tecfidera may be discovered in the future.
You should always tell your healthcare provider about all of the medications you are taking. This includes any prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, vitamins, or supplements. As mentioned, although there are no known Tecfidera drug interactions at this time, it does not mean there won't ever be any.
Tecfidera has been studied with other multiple sclerosis medications, including interferon beta-1a (Avonex®, Rebif®) and glatiramer (Copaxone®), and did not appear to interact with these medications. In addition, no interactions were found when Tecfidera was given about 30 minutes after aspirin (Ecotrin®, Bayer®, Anacin®).
Tecfidera is not likely to react with other medicines. However, you should still make sure your healthcare provider knows about all of the medications you are taking.