TECFIDERA 120MG (DIMETHYL FUMARATE) CAPSULES 14`S

KSh5,190.00

Dimethyl fumarate is in a class of medications called Nrf2 activators. It works by decreasing inflammation and preventing nerve damage that may cause symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

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INDICATIONS.

Tecfidera is indicated for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients aged 13 years and older with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).

It helps decrease the number of episodes of worsening MS.

DOSAGE.

The starting dose is 120 mg twice a day. After 7 days, the dose should be increased to the recommended maintenance dose of 240 mg twice a day.

If a patient misses a dose, a double dose should not be taken. The patient may take the missed dose only if they leave 4 hours between doses. Otherwise the patient should wait until the next scheduled dose.

Temporary dose reduction to 120 mg twice a day may reduce the occurrence of flushing and gastrointestinal adverse reactions. Within 1 month, the recommended maintenance dose of 240 mg twice a day should be resumed.

ADVERSE EFFECTS.

Rhinorrhea

Alopecia

Herpes zoster and other serious opportunistic infections

Transient eosinophilia

Vomiting

Pruritus

Rash

Albumin in urine

Erythema

Dyspepsia

Increased AST

Lymphopenia

Flushing

Abdominal pain

Diarrhea

Nausea

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