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Is anyone familiar with the drug avonex (interferon beta 1a) ?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Yes!! : Avonex (interferon beta 1a) is a disease modifying drug, a betainterferon 1 a that is given intramuscularly once a week in remitting/relapsing multiple sclerosis for prevention of attacks.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Anyone out there have MS and take avonex (interferon beta 1a)?

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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 15 years experience
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 copaxone, Rebif and betaseron (interferon beta 1b).
A 43-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know how to deal with symptoms of avonex (interferon beta 1a)?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
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 in severe cases a dose of steroids help.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Has anyone else side effects from avonex (interferon beta 1a)?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Nausea,headache,weak: Nausea, headache and weakness and flu like symptoms in the beginning of therapy only.

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