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

Tecfidera (BG-12)

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Taken for: MS, Psoriasis, RRMS
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
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Tecfidera (BG-12) for MS
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Does Tecfidera (BG-12) cause Weight Loss ?

#25 in Tecfidera (BG-12) discussions - 27 posts discuss Weight Loss with Tecfidera (BG-12). Weight Loss is #25 concern in Tecfidera (BG-12) discussions.
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weight gain
I have been on tecfidera for 3 weeks and have gained 7 pounds. Is this normal?

Tecfidera and weight loss
Hi, I have been on the Tecfidera for two months, I have lost 10lbs in that time. All my Docs have been informed and say if I hit 15, I need to contact them again. Actually I like the weight loss as I can afford to lose some. Not much more however. The Tecfidera has been awesome, no other issues with this medication, love it, so far...
January 12, 2015
I was 249# now im 192# None of the doctors seemed to be concerned about this weight loss. I actually like there is finally a somewhat positive side effect from one of these medicines
December 16, 2014
Yes, I have been on it for almost 4 mos and lost 10 lb...but I actually LIKE that side effect.
September 22, 2014
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Weight Loss
I started taking Tecfidera in July. In the beginning I experienced the flushing and some constipation. Overall I have done really well on the drug. I wanted to know has anyone else expereinced weight loss on Tecfidera. I thought I was under stress, but this morning when I tried on some pants I realized it had to be something else. Finally, I decided to check the website. I'm 5'4 and I really can't afford to loose weight. Does anyone have any suggestions?
June 25, 2014
Loss of appetie almost immeadiatly. After 2.5 weeks, I need to set a timer to remember to eat.
April 4, 2014
I have been on Tec 2 weeks and am experimenting weight gain w/ hunger.
March 29, 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
February 26, 2014
Why Tec? I see no weightloss info on it...
January 28, 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.
January 26, 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

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" ...I have been \"lucky\" in having lost weight. Better diet than what I Good luck. Stick with the Tecfidera. Sounds like this is going to be the best drug. Much better than... "
August 19, 2014
I've been taking Tecfidera for 4 months. I like the weight loss, and the flushing and itching happen very occasionally now. I have had MS for 20 years, but this is the 1st medication I've taken. I think it's great compared to others I've read about.

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" ...the positive changes taking Tecfidera have made for you, can ...less fatiged, and have actually lost weight. I can afford to, ...untill all avenues have been tried and exhausted. We are al... "

" ...been taking Tecfidera since Dec 2013. My Dr slowly titrated me to full dose which helped a great Tecfidera per Dr and my eating choices) and MRI five months into taking Tecfidera shows I'm... "

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" ...loss with Copaxone Has anyone on Copaxone had trouble with losing weight all over, not just in ...given. I have been on Copaxone for almost 5 ...thinking about going on Tecfidera but not ... "

" ...started Tecfidera I see my nuerologist tomorrow to discuss. She has told me to take an aspirin an hour before. I have nausea medication but it doesn't help much. I have read on other w... "

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" very honest, i was on ldn and holding my own, 25 lbs overweight from tecfidera, bp is coming in finally thyroids broken so cant' loose the weight...... "

" ...began in an attempt to loose weight?it did not work so I ...purpose will be to address this MonSter. I started Tecfidera about a month ago. I don't think its doing... "

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