TECFIDERA and generics

The importance of actively managing your Tecfidera® (dimethyl fumarate) prescription

When discussing therapies with your healthcare provider, it's important to consider all options. Brand-name TECFIDERA has over 12 years of combined clinical trial and real-world experience.*

Brand-name TECFIDERA comes with Biogen Support Services—we can provide help with financial assistance, navigating insurance, or questions about your treatment. So, if your healthcare provider recommends brand-name TECFIDERA, be sure your pharmacy fills it as discussed. This includes refills.
*Based on data on file.

Your prescription will most likely be filled by a specialty pharmacy. Sometimes refills are automatically substituted for generic dimethyl fumarate.

To make sure you’re getting brand-name TECFIDERA, you can follow these tips:


For any new refill prescriptions, make sure your healthcare provider includes specific language such as "Dispense as Written (DAW)" or the wording indicated by your state regulations.


Call your specialty pharmacy to confirm your brand-name TECFIDERA prescription. Your pharmacy may automatically substitute generic dimethyl fumarate for your brand-name TECFIDERA prescription without notifying you. Tell your pharmacist you'd like to continue to receive brand-name TECFIDERA. In certain situations, you may need your healthcare provider to write a new prescription with the appropriate wording.


When you receive your treatment, check that your pill bottle says
If it doesn’t, then it’s a generic version of TECFIDERA.

What should you do if you’re not getting brand-name Tecfidera® (dimethyl fumarate)?

Call your healthcare provider and inform them. You can also contact a Biogen Support Coordinator at 1-800-456-2255. They are ready to help make sure you receive brand-name TECFIDERA.