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Tecfidera 240mg Capsule

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Salt Composition : Dimethyl Fumarate


Origin of Medicine : Japan

MRP: 22500
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Introduction to Tecfidera 240mg Capsule

Tecfidera 240mg Capsule is an immunosuppressant medication containing the active ingredient Dimethyl Fumarate. This medication primarily treats relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), including relapsing-remitting and active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. It helps reduce the frequency of relapses and slows the progression of the disease.

This drug is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to it or its component. Before initiating the treatment with Tecfidera 240mg Capsule, your doctor will conduct essential tests to assess white blood cell counts, liver and kidney function. Periodic monitoring will continue throughout treatment to ensure your well-being. If certain conditions apply to you, such as severe kidney or liver disease, stomach or bowel issues, or a serious infection like herpes zoster (shingles). In that case, you should discuss these with your physician before taking this drug.

Tecfidera 240mg Capsule can be used in children and adults aged 13 years and above. Do not use this drug if you are suspected to have or have confirmed progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare brain infection. Your doctor shall prescribe this medicine during pregnancy only if necessary. If you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning for the pregnancy, report to your doctor before starting the treatment. It is unknown if this medicine passes into the breast milk. Please consult your doctor before breastfeeding. 

Uses of Tecfidera 240mg Capsule

  • Treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS)

Therapeutic Effects of Tecfidera 240mg Capsule

Tecfidera 240mg Capsule is thought to work by activating a pathway called the Nrf2 pathway, which helps to protect cells from oxidative stress and inflammation.  It can reduce inflammation in the central nervous system, which is a key factor in the progression of Multiple sclerosis (MS).

Interaction of Tecfidera 240mg Capsule with other drugs

Inform your physician about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications such as rituximab, mitoxantrone, live vaccines, diuretics, and anti-inflammatory drugs may interact with Tecfidera 240mg Capsule and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.

More Information about Tecfidera 240mg Capsule

  • Do not store Tecfidera 240mg Capsule above 30°C.
  • Protect from light and moisture.

How to consume Tecfidera 240mg Capsule

Take the Tecfidera 240mg Capsule as advised by your physician. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the capsule if your doctor advises you to stop.

Safety Advices for Tecfidera 240mg Capsule

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Your doctor shall prescribe Tecfidera 240mg Capsule during pregnancy only if necessary. If you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning for the pregnancy, report to your doctor before starting the treatment.

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Breast Feeding


It is unknown whether this drug passes into breast milk. Hence, it is unsafe to use during breastfeeding, consult your doctor before starting the treatment with Tecfidera 240mg Capsule.

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It is unknown whether Tecfidera 240mg Capsule is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have lung disease before starting the treatment. 

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Tecfidera 240mg Capsule should be cautiously administered in patients with severe liver diseases. Dose adjustments are necessary for severe liver failure. Consult your physician if you have liver problems before initiating the therapy.

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It is unsafe to consume alcohol during treatment with Tecfidera 240mg Capsule. It can cause certain adverse effects, particularly if consumed in larger quantities.

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It is unknown whether Tecfidera 240mg Capsule alters driving ability. However, if you experience side effects like tiredness or drowsiness, avoid driving and using machines.

Side Effects of Tecfidera 240mg Capsule

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.


  • Allergic reactions
  • Low white blood cell count, infections


  • Inflammation of the lining of the gut
  • Indigestion
  • Feeling sick
  • Burning sensation
  • Hot flushes
  • Itchy skin
  • Pink or red skin blotches

Word of Advice

A low white blood cell count, also known as leukopenia, can occur as a side effect of taking Tecfidera 240mg Capsule. White blood cells are essential for fighting infections, so it's important to take special care to minimize the risk of infections while on this medication. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before eating or touching your face. Avoid close contact with individuals who have contagious illnesses.


Q 1. How is Tecfidera 240mg Capsule taken?

Tecfidera 240mg Capsule is usually orally, in the form of capsules. It is prescribed in specific doses to be taken twice daily, with or without food.

Q 2. What are the common side effects of Tecfidera 240mg Capsule?

The common side effects of Tecfidera 240mg Capsule may include flushing, stomach upset, diarrhea, and flushing. These side effects are usually mild and tend to decrease over time.

Q 3. What is Tecfidera 240mg Capsule used to treat?

Tecfidera 240mg Capsule is primarily used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), including relapsing-remitting MS and active secondary progressive MS. It helps to reduce the frequency and severity of MS relapses and slows down the progression of the disease.

Q 4. Are there any serious side effects associated with Tecfidera 240mg Capsule?

In some cases, serious side effects have been associated with Tecfidera 240mg Capsule such as decreased white blood cell count and liver problems have been reported. Regular blood tests and medical check-ups are recommended to monitor for any potential complications.

Q 5. Can Tecfidera 240mg Capsule interact with other medications?

Tecfidera 240mg Capsule can interact with certain medications. It's important to inform your physician about all the medications, supplements, and herbs you are taking to avoid interactions.

Fact Box of Tecfidera 240mg Capsule

Molecule name: Dimethyl Fumarate

Therapeutic class: Immunosuppressant

Pharmacological class:  Selective immunosuppressants

Indications: Treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS)


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