MS symptoms: Tecfidera Side Effects Management Tips

Tecfidera side effects can make staying on the treatment difficult for some people. Knowledge is power. In preparation for starting this medication I researched how to alleviate and prevent these side effects.

Tips from Bloggers

  1. 81 mg Aspirin before or with the pill
  2. Take non-drowsy antihistamine for flushing

Tips from Biogen, Inc.

  1. Call the Biogen Nurse hotline 800-456-2255
  2. Call neurologist and let them know of side effects, they can prescribe a variety of counter medications or reduce dosage for a time period
  3. Take 2-4 oz of apple sauce with pill
  4. Take pill with food at breakfast and dinner
  5. Eat 4 – 6 oz snack between the main meals
  6. Eat fatty protein like cheese, peanut butter, scrambled eggs & toast with pill
  7. Have Ginger ale or ginger tea on hand for nausea
  8. Have Pepto Bismo on the shelf
  9. Keep electrolytes up with Gatorade or Powerade

Additional Tips from

  1. I useĀ peppermint and orange oil.
  2. I eat five small meals per day.

Information from Biogen Inc. nurse hotline.

About the Author

Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.