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Dimethyl Fumarate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Dimethyl Fumarate

Generic Name : Dimethyl Fumarate
Latest prescription information about Dimethyl Fumarate. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Dimethyl Fumarate

International- Tecfidera.
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Why is Dimethyl Fumarate Prescribed? (Indications)

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

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When should Dimethyl Fumarate not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Dimethyl Fumarate?

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

How should Dimethyl Fumarate be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Dimethyl Fumarate?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Dimethyl Fumarate?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Dimethyl Fumarate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Dimethyl Fumarate?

Store at 15C to 30C.




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