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Tecfidera (BG-12) is taken for: MS Psoriasis RRMS

Tecfidera (BG-12)

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Does Tecfidera (BG-12) cause Hair Loss ?

#8 in Tecfidera (BG-12) discussions - 87 posts discuss Hair Loss with Tecfidera (BG-12). Hair Loss is #8 concern in Tecfidera (BG-12) discussions.
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Lixd
Tecfidera absolutely causes hair loss!
I didn't want to believe it would happen, and I let it happen for months, but I seriously have half the hair I used to have?despite all the vitamins, biotin, and fish oil I take. Tecfidera did this.

ec.carlson
Tecfidera and hair loss
It's VERY important that anyone seeing "hair loss" (or any side effect) from taking TECFIDERA, report this not only to their physician but most especially important, TO THE DRUG COMPANY so that it gets "official reported" as a side effect...otherwise, if it doesn't get reported, it won't be known/listed as a potential side effect (for future users).

I have lost about half my hair since going on Tecfidera. I went to my primary physician with a full reporting of my diet/lifestyle and family genetic hair history and had blood work done to rule other things out - ALL the blood work was normal and there is nothing to explain the hair loss - the only change in my life is the Tecfidera. So I not only called my physician but I called the drug company and reported it. They claimed, "No one has reported this." To which I replied, "There are people blogging about it...I cannot say if they are indeed reporting it but they ARE talking about it so then you have me, ONE person, reporting it."

I urge you to consider calling the drug company and reporting your experience - this will help ALL current and future use of Tecfidera.

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and Tecfidera I'm experiencing hair loss. It is breaking...
" ...hair loss. It is breaking off and I have probably lost half of it. My neuro states that it is not the Tecidera but a result of taking Depakote. He had me... "

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been losing hair and have been on Tecfidera about 1-1/2...
" ...this thread. I too have been losing hair and have been on Tecfidera about 1-1/2 years. ...it was normal hair loss but losing a lot of hair is not normal. Would hate to stop Tecfidera but don'... "

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hair loss with tecfidera, i'm new to tysabri so i'll let...
" i had hair loss with tecfidera, i'm new to tysabri so i'll let you know..... "

the hair loss with tecfidera, I'm also gaining weight....
" ...reading your story about the hair loss with tecfidera, I'm also gaining weight. I've... "

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Tecfidera for six months and am experiencing major hair loss...
" Major hair loss - help I have been on Tecfidera for six months and am experiencing major hair loss and thinning. Last week when ...my labs were fine. I am going to try Biotin to see if it... "

flushing and nausea but I have noticed my hair falling out...
" ...uninformed tecfidera and have yet experienced flushing and nausea but I have noticed my hair falling out. H... "

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get the flushing, burning feeling and my hair falls out...
" ...everyone i have been on tecfidera for almost a year and still get the flushing, burning feeling and my hair falls out in globs in the shower. i dont know if the hair falling out thing is related to... "

hair loss and attributing it to the tecfidera. You're...
" ...experiencing hair loss and attributing it to the tecfidera. You're so ...runny nose. I have had several bouts of flushing and itchy skin. Benedryl helps. Going to ...I've been on Tecfider... "

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