"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) capsules to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
MS is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system"...
Safety of doses higher than 0.25 mg every other day has not been adequately evaluated. The maximum amount of interferon beta-1b that can be safely administered has not been determined.
EXTAVIA (interferon beta-1b kit) is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to natural or recombinant interferon beta, Albumin (Human), USP, or any other component of the formulation.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/16/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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