Last reply 1 month ago
Is Tecfidera an immunosuppressant drug?

Hi there, is anyone aware if Tecfidera is an immunosuppresant?
As far as I’m aware it’s on the lower scale compared to other drugs?
If anyone has any information, I’d appreciate it.
Thanks, Katie

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1 month ago

Dr Boster covers it in this video:

If you are interested in how it fares with Covid that is also covered in a different video where he reviews all of the DMTs. He has hundreds of videos that I have found very helpful-

1 month ago

Thank you @itsmewithms

I’ll look in to that 😊

1 month ago

Hi @katiecog, it’s my understanding that Tecfidera is immuno-modulatory rather than suppressing, which is why it’s lower risk. But, it is thought than in 20% of folks the affect is also immuno-suppressing. I’m on Tec, too 🙂

1 month ago

Thank you @vixen

1 month ago

It was for me! My white blood cell count was quite low when I was on that one, do you have frequent tests? Asking to see results may help show you where your levels are 🙂

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