Here is My Question:
Can I take Tecfidera if I am prone to kidney infections?
Yes you can, but you will need proper monitoring (as you would with any of the DMTs to treat MS). Tecfidera can lower white blood cell count and increase your risk for infections. Bladder dysfunction (and increase risk for UTIs) is not uncommon in MS but should be evaluated and managed to reduce the likelihood for infection.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
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