Biogen announces latest Tecfidera data

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Biogen announces latest Tecfidera data

Postby MSUK » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:34 am

Biogen has announced new data that continues to support Tecfidera as an effective, long-term treatment for people who are living with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)..... Read More -
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Re: Biogen announces latest Tecfidera data

Postby NHE » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:24 am

This is telling...
In 2014, reported that more than half of patients taking Tecfidera required over-the-counter medications to try and manage side effects such as vomiting and diarrhea. The site also reported that 25 per cent of patients who switched to Tecfidera from another MS treatment stopped taking the drug within three months.
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Re: Biogen announces latest Tecfidera data

Postby proudmutt » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:32 pm

I have been on it for over a year and just recently got my first MRI to check up on it - NO NEW lesions at all, no activity of any kind.

I usually have side effects to everything, but not this. i had flushing of the face for one hour the first day and that was absolutely all.
go figure.

but lucky me!! up till now, as medicare won't let me have it now. I am appealing.

tecfidera also has the benefit of being able to miss a dose, whereas many, if not most of the DMTs do not allow this. not that it is recommended, but your doctor won't have a hissy if you do.
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