I just began taking Tecfidera and I have been going to sleep right after taking it. I spoke to a nurse at my neuro-optomologists office and explained to me that the doctor has never heard of fatigue being a side effect. I can only take the night time dosage because I drive during 90% of the day for my job.
It's sad that doctors don't know all the side effects of medication or share them all with you.
I'm sorry to hear that you both may have an additional unreported side effect from Tecfidera, so please DO report it to the FDA. The numbers in drug studies are relatively small, so the full side effects can't possibly be listed until years after they have been in use in the general population.
Here's a link to the Tecfidera "Official Prescribing Information": http://www.tecfidera.com/pdfs/full-pres ... mation.pdf where you can find all the reported adverse events and percentages.
It shows that, during the 2 studies, only 1529 total patients (769 patients and 760 patients) even took the drug before it was approved. You should report any new side effects to the FDA, just in case they turn out to be just as prevalent as the others on their drug insert.
From the Official Prescribing Information:
"To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Biogen Idec at
1-800-456-2255 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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