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Copaxone 16,079 Tysabri 10,766 Avonex 9,477
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Rebif
VS.
Tecfidera (BG-12)
Other name: Avonex (Avonex)
9 / 10
Satisfaction
6 / 10
Satisfaction
25,072
Discussions around the web
Discussions
6,128
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MS
RRMS
SPMS
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Psoriasis
RRMS
Method of use:
Injection
Method of use:
Injection
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Top Concerns
Reb
Flu Like Symptoms
9
Headaches
6
Flu
4
Allergies
3
Anxiety
2
Fever
2
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
2
Injection Site Reactions
2
Flu Symptoms
2
Hair Loss
2
Top Concerns
Tec
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
9
Nausea
5
Itching
5
Stomach Problems
3
Depression
3
Vomiting
3
Rash
2
Stomach Issues
2
Hair Loss
2
Burning
2
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Rebif
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Tecfidera (BG-12)
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Flu Like Symptoms
Reb
Tec
9
0
Headaches
Reb
Tec
6
0
Flu
Reb
Tec
4
0
Allergies
Reb
Tec
3
0
Anxiety
Reb
Tec
2
0
Fever
Reb
Tec
2
0
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Reb
Tec
2
9
Injection Site Reactions
Reb
Tec
2
0
Flu Symptoms
Reb
Tec
2
0
Hair Loss
Reb
Tec
2
2
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Tec
Reb
9
2
Nausea
Tec
Reb
5
0
Itching
Tec
Reb
5
0
Stomach Problems
Tec
Reb
3
0
Depression
Tec
Reb
3
0
Vomiting
Tec
Reb
3
0
Rash
Tec
Reb
2
0
Stomach Issues
Tec
Reb
2
0
Hair Loss
Tec
Reb
2
2
Burning
Tec
Reb
2
0
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" Because of needle fatigue, I switched from Rebif to Tecfidera. At the higher dose I experienced stomach discomfort, eating takes care of that. Flushing is minor. I use my phone... "

Post from
www.msworld.org
" ...office visit with my neurologist this morning. He plans to switch me from Rebif (abnormal liver function) and to BG-12. He said that BG-12 will be available in May.... "

Post from
www.msworld.org
" ...everywhere. After 8 years of Rebif shots, I'm down to two ...I'm still nervous about switching to Tecfidera, since I have done fairly well on Rebif. Nervous... but mostly excited. I'm... "

Post from
www.msworld.org
" ...from Rebif to Tecfidera ...Hi everyone. I have been on Rebif for 6 years and did well except for my body ...shots anymore so my doctor is switching me to Tecfidera. It seems like I... "

Post from
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" ...was on Rebif for almost 10 ...I have been on Tecfidera for 14 days and I am so glad I switched. I have had minimal side effects, occasional flushing and small GI upset, but neither is painful.... "

Post from
www.thisisms.com
" I tolerated Rebif well for 10 years until my skin developed enough scar ...about 9 months ago to Tecfidera. So far I'm very happy that I did, still no symptoms, no side effects... "

Post from
www.msworld.org
" ...was on copaxone then rebif and developed an interferon ...tested for it? I never felt better being off of rebif. No more extra ...are or are not a good candidate for Tecfidera. Probiot... "

Post from
www.msworld.org
" ...neuro because there are several pills now for rrms. I was also on Rebif and switched to Tecfidera. Best of luck to... "

Post from
www.thisisms.com
" ...Drug BG-12\ Has anybody heard of the drug BG-12..??? Wife had an ...her on BG-12. She currently is taking Rebif and doing quite well with the only side affect is the rashes at injection site.... "

Post from
www.msworld.org
" i'm gonna talk to my neuro (tomorrow actually) about switching from rebif to tecfidera. i've been on the 'bif for 13 years. (lol at 'bif) i know the knots hurt. i... "

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