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Brand name: Tecfidera TM

Active ingredients: dimethyl fumarate

What it is used for

TECFIDERA is indicated in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis to reduce the frequency of relapses and to delay the progression of disability

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Store in Original Container
  • Lifetime is 48 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Size 0 hard-gelatin capsules, white body with green cap imprinted with "BG-12 120 mg" on body containing white to off-white enteric-coated microtablets.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient dimethyl fumarate

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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