Tecfidera users: favour please?

Discuss Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate) as an oral treatment for multiple sclerosis.
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Tecfidera users: favour please?

Post by Punchy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:02 pm

I have a favour to ask - could someone please measure the size (length and width) of a 120 mg and 240 mg Tecfidera capsule?

I am having a heck of a time getting these measurements. I've asked by BioGen rep twice and she keeps giving me everything but.

Thank you!

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Post by jimmylegs » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:10 pm

hi punchy :)
think you'll find what you need here if nobody gets back to you having one on hand
think the length is in here
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/d ... 84b9b49151
tougher slog but i think the content in here gets at diameter
http://www.google.com/patents/WO2015086467A1?cl=en
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Post by carolsue » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:07 pm

I have the 240 mg capsule on hand and it's 7/8 of an inch long and 1/4 of an inch wide. As I recall the 120 mg capsule looked identical.

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Post by Punchy » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:58 am

Thank you both, and sorry it took so long to say so, I'd been having trouble accessing the forum.

I am having bariatric surgery and swallowing pills can be an issue. This information will be helpful for my meeting with the surgeon. I have absorption info from BioGen but nothing on the actual pills.

My neurologist knows next to nothing about bariatric surgery, and my bariatric surgeon knows very little about MS. The joys of being a "unique case"!

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