TecGistry, the TECFIDERA Pregnancy Exposure Registry, is a global registry for women with MS who are pregnant and have taken TECFIDERA. The purpose of this pregnancy registry is to learn more about the health of pregnant women who are taking or have taken TECFIDERA and the health of their babies. This will be done by monitoring participants throughout their pregnancy, followed by monitoring the health of their babies until they are 12 months old.
In the future, other pregnant women who are exposed to TECFIDERA may have more information as a result of this registry about how their pregnancies and babies may or may not be affected.
You may be able to take part in this registry if you are pregnant, have MS and:
In order to take part in the registry, you will first be asked to give informed consent during a telephone interview with a registry representative. This means that you will receive information about the registry and what it will involve, have a chance to ask any questions, and decide if you want to take part.
If you decide to participate and give your informed consent, then a registry representative will:
Following the contact you receive when you first enroll, you will be contacted for telephone interviews at the times shown on the diagram below.
With your permission, a registry representative will contact the doctor caring for you during your pregnancy, the doctor who prescribed you TECFIDERA, and your baby’s doctor, in order to collect information about your MS, your general health during pregnancy, and your baby’s health. Following your enrollment, these doctors will be contacted at the times shown on the diagram below.
If you participate in the registry, you will not need to:
After you enroll in the registry, we will send you a welcome package by post. With your consent, we will also send you occasional emails and text messages. The texts and some of the emails will remind you about an upcoming telephone interview. The other emails will contain information about multiple sclerosis (MS), pregnancy, new babies, healthy living, and other topics that we hope you will find useful and enjoyable to read. You can choose to stop receiving these communications at any time.
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You will then be contacted by your local Registry Coordinating Center (RCC).
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