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What should I know before taking dimethyl fumarate?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Your doctor will need to check your white blood cell count before and after you take dimethyl fumarate.

If you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or may be pregnant, dimethyl fumarate may not be a good option for you. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women.

Dimethyl fumarate may not be a good option for you if you are breastfeeding. It is not known if this drug can be passed into breast milk.

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