Hi there, I wondered if anyone could tell me can I drink alcohol with Tecfidera and in between doses? I am going to a wedding tomorrow and would like to have something to drink at it.
There should no problem with moderate alcohol consumption while taking Tecfidera. Alcohol does not interfere with the metabolism of Tecfidera and, unless you are experiencing gastrointestinal side effects from Tecfidera, moderate alcohol consumption should not create any new problems. People with MS often do not tolerate alcohol as well as they did prior to their diagnosis, so be careful you do not drink too much. It is more important to avoid or minimize alcohol consumption if you take any medications with a sedating effect on the central nervous system; these include narcotics or benzodiazepines (ativan, valium etc) among a long list of medications. Most of these medications can be easily recognized since the bottle or instructions will advise you against driving when under the influence of the medication.
If you are receiving this response after the wedding, let me know if need any advice for a hangover :) Have fun.
Revere Kinkel MD
Director of the UCSD Multiple Sclerosis Program
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