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When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Tecfidera include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a capsule. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day. 
  • You can take Tecfidera with or without food. Try taking it with food if it upsets your stomach. Taking the medication with food may also reduce flushing (warmth, redness, itching, or burning sensations) that can occur with its use.
  • Try to take your doses at about the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush, chew, or open them. Do not sprinkle the capsule contents on food.
  • For Tecfidera to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard dose of this medication, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Tecfidera Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Tecfidera

Just like any medicine, Tecfidera can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects seen with Tecfidera include but are not limited to:
  • Flushing
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea.
(Click Tecfidera Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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