This medication (first-line oral treatment) is the methyl ester of fumaric acid, prescribed for multiple sclerosis.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.
PO- The recommended initial dose is 120 mg twice a day, for 7 days.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
• 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.
• 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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store at 15°C to 30°C.
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