Tecfidera (BG-12)

Last Update February 4, 2016
Taken for: MS, Psoriasis, RRMS
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1.6
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3.4
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Positive 646 "...side effects when I begin Tecfidera. It's great to hear that things... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 526 "I have taken BG 12 on/off for a couple of yrs. seems like very time I try it I get more bladder infections and more bladder pain/issues. ...have... "Read more negative discussions
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| myMSinBrampton
I have been using Tecfidera for over a year. Before that I was using Extavia. The Extavia made my depression much worse. So bad that I was hospitalised. Since using Tecfidera I have not had any depression. I am actually a more positive person. I have gained weight but I would rather carry with weight than the big dark cloud. I am a positive vote for the Tecfidera.

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| Lady L
When I first taking this drug in January, my head felt like it would explode. Taking twice a day was to strong. I take one tablet a day for about 6month. My head is bald and I notice lumps on my head, It look like water in it. I'm going for MRI to have it checked out. My head does not feel normal ,my head feel a little space out. Any one out there feel the same way ?

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| Brenden
There has to be something with this drug . As I like many others here started taking within two weeks could barley walk. Still can't walk just drag legs. Do not take this drug if I could save just one I mean it...Bad it is almost everyone who takes. Stay on copaxone

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| el
I was on it for 2 1/2 years and I was glad not having to do the injections anymore. Six months into it, I started getting sore muscles-arms and legs mostly-had me limping a lot. Walking up or down stairs was a one step at a time procedure. I had to come off it in August because my WBCs were low and I was getting sick a lot (pneumonia twice this summer). No Tec since August and the muscle pain has gone. Feeling more like a normal person now.

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| SMF
went from copaxone to gilenya a couple years ago as I was having disability progression faster than expected and I go tired of the shots. Gilenya has slowed down the disability issue while stopping the exacerbtations or at least, my suspicion is it's making them less obvious. I have had no side effects I know of and my lab results are normal

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| Jsahmom
I have been on Tecfidera a little over 2 years and have considerable hair loss where I can see bald patches and breakage. Has anyone gone off it and had their hair grow back? I hope so, because I'd like to go off it.

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| Debbie Ramsey
I've beehn on Tecfidera since May 2004. In October 2004 started getting UTI's once or twice a month
Dk
September 21, 2015
Me too!!
August 7, 2015
Do you mean 2014? It hasn't been on the market but 2 years.

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| Rosemae
Tecfidera
Rosemae
June 22, 2015
Hello, I am new to message boards. They are scaring me to pieces. I have been on Copaxone
for almost 15 years. Too many shots, time to stop. I just finished the starter pack of Tecfidera.
I have had very minor issues. Slight flushing and stomach upset, hardly worth mentioning. I
want to post something positive. All I read is negative. So far thumbs up on Tec. Thank you

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Tecfidera absolutely causes hair loss!
| Lixd
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.
Deb Solomon
June 2, 2015
I have been taking Tecfidera since FDA approved it. I want it to work and at one year MRI had little change for the worse. No MRI this year yet. I have noted continual disturbing burning flushes and bad GI issues. My hair has thinned significantly by about half. I have had weight gain a nd headaches. Most disturbing to me is altered mobility to include marked decline in balance and weakness. Pain is worse in legs. I suppose a body has to try whatever it takes but at some point the quality of life must be evaluated.
May 19, 2015
I take tecfidera too and this same thing happened to me. My hair just would not grow at all over the year and a half I was on the drug. It thinned out at least by half along with no growth. No matter what I did, nothing helped.

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| lynn
is it o.k. to take milk thistle with Tecfidera

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Facts about Tecfidera (BG-12)

Tecfidera (BG-12) insert
What does Tecfidera (BG-12) treat?
How do I obtain Tecfidera (BG-12)?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Tecfidera (BG-12)?
Pill
What dosages are available?
120mg(14)-240mg(46), 120mg, 240mg
Ingredients
Dimethyl fumarate
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