Doctor and nurse discussion guides
Talking to your doctor
Your doctor is a great way to learn about treatment for relapsing MS and if Tecfidera is right for you.
But where do you start? The best advice is to prepare a list of questions to take to your next office visit.
Is Tecfidera right for me?
Ask your doctor questions like these to help you find out.
- How do you think Tecfidera may work in my body?
- How effective is Tecfidera at treating relapsing MS?
- Can you tell me about any safety concerns?
- What are the most common side effects of Tecfidera, and what should I do if I experience them?
- How do I take Tecfidera?
- How soon would I be able to get started on Tecfidera?
- Do you have any Tecfidera information kits that I could take home?
Talking to your nurse
Nurses and medical assistants at your doctor’s office can provide you with helpful MS advice, information on how to get started with Tecfidera, and education on what to expect during your first few weeks of treatment. Think ahead about what questions to ask.
What do I need to know about taking Tecfidera?
Here are some questions to help you start a conversation with nurses and other important members of your healthcare team.
- Can you walk me through any steps on starting treatment?
- What dose am I supposed to take? Is this the dose I stay on?
- What are the most common side effects?
- How do I manage side effects if they arise?
- How long do side effects last?
- If I need financial assistance with Tecfidera, how can I get access to the $0 Copay Program from Biogen Idec?
Your healthcare team should be your first source for information, but you have another option available to you. Tecfidera ActiveNurses can also answer questions you have about MS and provide expert guidance to help manage your treatment successfully. You have access to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Learn more about ActiveNurses
Have a question now? Call ActiveNurses at 1-800-456-2255.