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:

1

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.

2

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.

3

When you receive your treatment, check that your pill bottle says
"Tecfidera®."
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.