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interferon beta 1a medication

A 35-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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
# OF INJECTIONS: Both Avonex and Copaxone are drugs of the 90's, and have helped numerous pts. Copaxone is injected daily, does have injection rxtns, yet is considere ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Multiple: Avonex (interferon beta 1a) is an interferon, given into the muscle once weekly, and copaxone, injected under skin daily, is a polymer. But why use n ... Read More
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Avonex (interferon beta 1a) v Copaxone: Avonex (interferon beta 1a) is an injection given to a muscle once per week. It is a deep shot. Copaxone is a superficial shot given under the skin ... Read More
A 46-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 43-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. 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 35-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 34-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 34-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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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Pen: There is an Avonex (interferon beta 1a) pen with a needle which is about half the length of a preloaded syringe. It can be given once a week by just ... Read More
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