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Diroximel Fumarate in Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis: A Profile of Its Use

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posted on 2021-05-31, 23:47 authored by Julia Paik


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Diroximel fumarate (Vumerity®), an orally administered disease-modifying drug (DMD), expands the available treatment options for adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), and active secondary progressive MS. It demonstrates bioequivalence to dimethyl fumarate and was developed to provide similar clinical benefits, but with an improved gastrointestinal (GI) tolerability profile. In RRMS patients who are treatment-naïve or were previously treated with interferon-β or glatiramer acetate, diroximel fumarate reduces annualized relapse rates, with most patients experiencing no relapses during treatment, and reduces the formation of new MS-associated brain lesions. Diroximel fumarate has an acceptable tolerability profile that is consistent with that of dimethyl fumarate, albeit with a significantly lower rate of GI adverse events.

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