To get started with TECFIDERA, you need one blood draw before you can begin treatment.
TECFIDERA can be taken with or without food. Taking TECFIDERA exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider gives you the best chance of getting its full benefits.
If you take too much TECFIDERA, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
one pill twice a day your first week
one pill twice a day after first week
It’s important to take TECFIDERA exactly as prescribed and to
make sure it’s being stored properly.
Be sure not to crush, chew, or sprinkle TECFIDERA on food. Swallow it whole and intact.
Protect TECFIDERA from light. You can store it in the original bottle or a light-proof pill case at 59° to 86°F.
As part of your treatment with this relapsing MS oral medication, your healthcare provider will keep a close eye on your lymphocyte count and liver function. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check your white blood cell count as follows:
If your lymphocytes fall below a certain level for more than 6 months, your healthcare provider may talk to you about interrupting your treatment.
To check your liver function your healthcare provider will do blood tests as follows:
Ask your healthcare provider when you should come in for your next blood test.
TECFIDERA is not available at your local pharmacy or standard mail order service, but you don’t have to go out of your way to get it. Your healthcare provider's office and your insurance company will work together to order it from a specialty pharmacy. This type of pharmacy carries medicines that need special handling or storage. Once an order is placed on your behalf, it is shipped directly to you.