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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Interferon for MS?: It should be okay. No information is available regarding whether it can be passed onto an infant in mother's milk. No studies are available regarding ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes!: I would say 40+% have pain.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple..: 1) depression 2) allergic reaction 3) injection site necrosis http://www.Rxlist.Com/betaseron-drug/side-effects-interactions.Htm.
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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medication: Not all medications have enough scientific evidence to determine the safety for use in pregnancy. The theoretical use of exposure must be weighed agai ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes: There is no major interaction between a weak interferon and alcohol, but would avoid getting intoxicated, as any current or prior incoordination would ... Read More
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