Dimethyl Fumarate - Drug Information

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Generic Name : Dimethyl Fumarate

Latest prescription information about Dimethyl Fumarate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names : 

International- Tecfidera.

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication (first-line oral treatment) is the methyl ester of fumaric acid, prescribed for multiple sclerosis.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :


A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

PO- The recommended initial dose is 120 mg twice a day, for 7 days.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of low white blood cell counts, any infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side Effects : 

   Most Common : Flushing, abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea.
   Blood : Decrease in white blood cells.
   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion.
   Skin : Itching, rash, redness.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store at 15C to 30C.


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