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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Nausea,headache,weak: Nausea, headache and weakness and flu like symptoms in the beginning of therapy only.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
MS and AVONEX (interferon beta 1a): Avonex (interferon beta 1a) is often prescribed for ms.Side effects are mild1 flu like symptoms, headache and muscle pain are the most common side eff ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
MS and AVONEX (interferon beta 1a): Avonex (interferon beta 1a) is often prescribed for ms.Side effects are mild1 flu like symptoms, headache and muscle pain are the most common side eff ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Depends: Depending on the specific nature of the side effects you are experiencing your prescribing doctor may decide to stop, temporarily discontinue, or adju ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Response: Avonex, (interferon beta 1a) a minimally effective interferon, is intended to slow inflammatory cellular invasion of central nervous system in MS. An ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Yes!! : Avonex (interferon beta 1a) is a disease modifying drug, a betainterferon 1 a that is given intramuscularly once a week in remitting/relapsing multipl ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Doesn't matter: As far as I know Avonex (interferon beta 1a) must be injected intramuscularly once a week The timing is not important
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Yes?! : The most common symptom is a flu like syndrome, usually lessens as you continue the injections antiinflammatoty meds (such as brufen, indocid etc) and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience Neurology
See answer below: Avonex (interferon beta-1a, im once weekly) is a very common first line therapy for the management of ms. Other common first line agents include copax ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Two different drugs: Avonex (interferon beta 1a) is betainterferon 1a (like rebif) Copaxone is a copolymer with a different type of action. Rebif is subcutaneous injec ... Read More
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