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What patients are saying about
Tecfidera (BG-12) and Burning

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Tecfidera (BG-12) Top Concerns
Rash
  • Rash is a known side effect of Tecfidera (BG-12)
  • 62 posts reported Rash with Tecfidera (BG-12), 1.22% of total posts
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Burning
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  • 55 posts reported Burning with Tecfidera (BG-12), 1.09% of total posts
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By Leslie
July 24, 2014
Leslie wrote
Allergic reaction to Tecfidera
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By 2
June 11, 2014
2 wrote
My first week
One of the things that can be problematic is taking the Tecfidera while on an antibiotic. Tecfidera is an Immune suppressant So the antibiotics and and Tecfidera don't work together. Tecfidera slows down the immune system and antibiotics speed it up.
Ginger  |  July 18, 2014
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By Verna
May 3, 2014
Verna wrote
Tecfidera and weight loss
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By Myachinghead
January 16, 2014
Myachinghead wrote
Migraine
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By Martha Jones
December 30, 2013
Martha Jones wrote
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By Vanessa
December 17, 2013
Vanessa wrote
Weight Loss
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Loss of appetie almost immeadiatly. After 2.5 weeks, I need to set a timer to remember to eat.
JHS  |  June 25, 2014
I have been on Tec 2 weeks and am experimenting weight gain w/ hunger.
Lilly  |  April 4, 2014
I started on the tec November 2013, and started dropping a little weight consistently until I stopped it just 2 weeks ago. I would have stayed on it but for the other side effects- debilitating nausea, headaches, tooth and gum lesions and pain and hair loss. When I was asked by someone if I had cancer (because of the weight loss) that was enough for me. I should have known better than to consume cleaning products even if they have "reformulated" it and put it in a capsule. I'm getting tir
Cyndie  |  March 29, 2014
Why Tec? I see no weightloss info on it...
Ramprat  |  February 26, 2014
I've been on Tecfidera about four months now and have lost 20 pounds. While I walk miles and miles every day and eat really well, I haven't really changed diet or exercise.
Kristin  |  January 28, 2014
I've been on Tec for over 3 months now. I've lost about 15lbs w/o dieting or much exercise. Going to see the dr soon
SoccerDad  |  January 26, 2014
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By Linda
December 12, 2013
Linda wrote
Tecfidera
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One of the things that can be problematic is taking the Tecfidera while on an antibiotic. Tecfidera is an Immune suppressant So the antibiotics and and Tecfidera don't work together. Tecfidera weakens the immune system and antibiotics strengthen the immune system.

I would highly advise that if you have any kind of infection and are about to start a regime of Tecfidera consult your doctor and do not start until you are infection free.
Ginger  |  July 18, 2014
I have been on Tecifedera for 8 months now and it has been a blessing. I have not had a flareup since on it whereas before it was everyother month. The flushing can be avoided by taking an aspirin with it...it really is a great medication! I recomend switching to it.
Megan  |  May 31, 2014
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By Marcia
September 5, 2013
Marcia wrote
Tecfidera
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Pam I also am experiencing extreme fatigue. I am not sure if it's just my MS or if the drug is making it worse. I feel like my arms and legs have weights attached to them.
Ann  |  March 11, 2014
I recently switched from Copaxone, after 10 years. I had no injection sites left. I have been on Tecfidera about 7 months. My recent MRI scans is stable. I still flush, intermittently, several hours after meals. Benadryl handles it well. The major side effect that I have is extreme fatigue. This is different than my normal MS fatigue. I am trying to stick with it to see if after time, it subsides. Hope this helps!
Pam  |  January 6, 2014
Hi Marcia, I do not take Tecfidera but am considering it. I have taken copaxone for over ten yrs. now and have had some flares with optic neuritis, heavy legs with difficulty walking and some fat destruction in my legs where shots are done but Copaxone seems to be working and I feel very stable. I do try to stay out of the sun and to keep my stress as low as possible (read Bible for this every p.m.). I am looking into Tecfidera as I would like to stop taking shots daily. jane
jane  |  September 16, 2013
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By Cheryl Baker
August 22, 2013
Cheryl Baker wrote
I've been on Tecfidera for about 3 months...
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It does get better, Trisha. For me it is an every once-in-a-while side effect. It only happens maybe once every 2-3 months.
Cheryl Baker  |  June 10, 2014
I just started low dose 120 mg Tecfedra. I'm just now 3d week getting the sweats.
I'm getting real horrible sweats ( flushing ). I haven't even begun the 240 mg dose &
I'm bout ready to throw in the towel. I'm so misrable. I haven't been able to stay on
anything, this was my really big hope! Does this constant heat go away? Feels like Im
A furnace on the inside. I get dripping wet. Just begun on third week too. I thought this time
I'd make it. Anyone else have this problem ?
Trisha  |  June 10, 2014
I've been on the Tecfidera for a month and now am having unusually heavy cycle that came 2weeks early.
Michelle  |  May 16, 2014
I have been on it for 6 months and have not had those issues.
Pam  |  January 6, 2014
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What patients are saying about Tecfidera (BG-12) and Burning

55 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
that my tongue and roof of my mouth have a burning sensation...
...taking tecfidera for a little over a month. Overall very tolerable. Have noticed that my tongue and roof of my mouth have a burning sensation. No oral sore...
Tecfidera, nothing. I did have some burning sensations in...
...skin. I've been on Tecfidera for about a ...Aubagio was just awful. On Tecfidera, nothing. I did have some burning sensations in my stomach once I hit full dose, so I take half a Zantac with my ...
75mg of generic Zantac with the Tecfidera and the problem...
...anymore), and I had horrible stomach burning pains about 2 weeks into the 240 mg, but I take 75mg of generic Zantac with the Tecfidera and the problem is solved. I've ...Aubagio, so none with Te...
5 days on tecfidera, not liking it. I wanted it since...
...diagnosed. 5 days on tecfidera, not liking it. I wanted it ...get Hot, itchy, red, burning.......some say it goes away...some ...Not hearing much about the tecfidera improving ms symptoms. yo...
I started the pill about 3 weeks ago and not one side effect...
...you'll experience a burning, stinging ...Take the Tecfidera. I started the pill about 3 weeks ago and not one side effect. Everyone is ...so good. Tecfidera is also MORE effective statisti...
about 3 weeks. I too had the stomach burning and GI upset...
...saw my primary for my physical today and he wrote me a Rx for the Omneprazole so I only will pay a co-pay for the next time. Regarding the flushing, my Neurologist told me to take 250 mg (enteri...
weeks I was starting Tecfidera. (It's an antihistamine in...
...started after I weaned myself off of Zantac, which I was ...same weeks I was starting Tecfidera. (It's an antihistamine in ...with or shortly before Tecfidera, no burning. When I don't, inten...
rebound effect. I am having some burning but it started...
...rebound effect. I am having some burning but it started before wash out. I will start Tecfidera tomorrow and...
you'll probably cure this symptom entirely. Well, it worked...
...a Zantac (I take half ...with each dose of Tecfidera and you'll probably cure this symptom entirely. Well, it worked for me, anyhow. If you do a search for \"burning\" on the Tec board...
experience I have is with Tecfidera. I have been on it...
...only experience I have is with Tecfidera. I have been on it ...perhaps a total of 5x & I did experience stomach upset (burning) perhaps twice. I hadn't taken the pill with food...
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