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

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Depression
  • 68 posts reported Depression with Tecfidera (BG-12), 1.5% of total posts
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Stomach Problems
  • Stomach Problems is #7 in Tecfidera (BG-12) discussions.
  • 61 posts reported Stomach Problems with Tecfidera (BG-12), 1.35% of total posts
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Burning
  • 53 posts reported Burning with Tecfidera (BG-12), 1.17% of total posts
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  • 52 posts reported Stomach Issues with Tecfidera (BG-12), 1.15% of total posts
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By Myachinghead
January 16, 2014
Myachinghead wrote
Migraine
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By Martha Jones
December 30, 2013
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By Vanessa
December 17, 2013
Vanessa wrote
Weight Loss
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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By Marcia
September 5, 2013
Marcia wrote
Tecfidera
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
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I've been on Tecfidera for about 3 months...
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I have been on it for 6 months and have not had those issues.
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What patients are saying about Tecfidera (BG-12) and Stomach Problems

61 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
month and the third month but otherwise no adverse reaction...
...Tecfidera comes to me directly from the Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy. concerning the drug itself.  It upset my stomach for the first month and the third month but otherwise no adverse reaction....
I sometimes get an upset stomach, which resolved when...
...of July. If you read the others posts you will find helpful information....I have had a decent experience so far. A few things that I do --- always take it with food, preferably something with a...
been on Tecfidera about 3 weeks. I too had the stomach...
...have been on Tecfidera about 3 weeks. ...taking the aspirin. It is very important to take the enteric coated to prevent stomach upset. I eat a ...for breakfast and had stomach problems. ...
stomach is important. I haven't had any major side effect...
...habit and tecfidera dosing. - I really think coating your stomach is important. I haven't had any major side effects just ...This is probably the hardest thing with starting tecfidera.\" I'...
started Tecfidera last Thursday and so far so good. I had...
...started Tecfidera last Thursday and so far so good. I had minimal short lived flushing after the first dose. Days 3 & 4 some stomach upset a few hours after ...do I have a headache, but t...
started Tecfidera in Oct and I have not had any problems. I...
I started Tecfidera in Oct and I have not had any problems. I do take it with food because it can cause stomach problems. I was on Rebif but I wanted to try the pill. So far no flare...
especially if the worst side effects are stomach discomfort...
...reactions from Gilenya make ...today about bg-12...it's likely that I'll end up switching to it once it's available, especially if the worst side effects are stomach discomfort. That's nothing...
mg per day.  Initially, the side effects were upset stomach...
...this sink in.  I changed medication on June 21, 2013 to Tecfidera.  This is an oral medication where I take 2 capsules 2 times a day.  Each capsule has 120 mg, so I take 480 mg per day.  Initially,...
tips if you are on Tecfidera, or were on it and switched....
...proper meal, drink lots of water, and hope that plain yogurt will help the stomach problems without diminishing absorption of the drug. I have a full time job and travel for ...are on Tecfider...
the stomach pain is from the tecfidera, some people have...
If you're sure the stomach pain is from the tecfidera, some people have taken aspirin ...zantac to help with stomach upset. Perhaps having more food ...able to continue with tecfidera. Go...
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