Dimethyl Fumarate Overview, Dosage, How to Take, Side Effects and Interactions

What is Dimethyl Fumarate? Dimethyl fumarate is the trade name Tecfidera of the drug dimethyl fumarate, which is used to treat symptoms of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Dimethyl fumarate is in a class of drugs known as Nrf2 activators, which work by decreasing inflammation and preventing nerve damage associated with MS.

What is the dosage for Dimethyl Fumarate? The recommended starting dose is one 120 mg capsule orally twice daily with or without food. After 7 days, the dose should be increased to the recommended maintenance dose of 240 mg twice daily. Dimethyl fumarate capsules should not be crushed, chewed, or sprinkled on food. Dosing should only begin after a recently completed (within 6 months) normal CBC (complete blood count).