Dimethyl Fumarate for Treating Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (TA320)

Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 320

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

1. Guidance

1.1 Dimethyl fumarate is recommended as an option for treating adults with active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (normally defined as 2 clinically significant relapses in the previous 2 years), only if

  • they do not have highly active or rapidly evolving severe relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis and
  • the manufacturer provides dimethyl fumarate with the discount agreed in the patient access scheme.

1.2 People currently receiving treatment initiated within the NHS with dimethyl fumarate that is not recommended for them by NICE in this guidance should be able to continue treatment until they and their NHS clinician consider it appropriate to stop.


The guidance shown above constitutes Section 1 of the full document. A copy of the full document and a summary of the evidence is available on the Internet at http://guidance.nice.org.uk/TA320

This guidance represents the view of the Institute which was arrived at after careful consideration of the available evidence. Health professionals are expected to fully take it into account when exercising their clinical judgement. This guidance does not, however, override the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.

© Copyright National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. All rights reserved. This material may be freely reproduced for educational and not for profit purposes within the NHS. No reproduction by or for commercial organisations is permitted without the express written permission of the Institute.

Enquiries concerning the guidance should be addressed to: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NA. email: nice@nice.org.uk

Dimethyl fumarate for treating relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Issue Date: August 2014


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