Bafiertam is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting MS, and secondary progressive MS. Bafiertam is also referred to by its drug name, monomethyl fumarate.
Bafiertam is a member of a class of drugs called fumaric acid derivatives. The exact way Bafiertam works is unknown. Bafiertam is believed to work by reducing inflammation and protecting body cells.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Bafiertam is given orally twice per day.
Bafiertam comes as a delayed-release capsule.
The FDA-approved label for Bafiertam lists common side effects including flushing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Bafiertam include severe allergic reactions, serious infections including a rare brain infection called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), low white blood cell count, and liver damage.
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