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Interferon (Definition)

Interferons are a diverse group of proteins that belong to a class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. Interferons were first discovered for their ability to block viral replication within host cells. They also have been found to activate immune cells for many disease processes. There are several classes of interferons, types i, ii and iii, depending on ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Would you agree with a recommendation to discontinue betaseron (interferon beta 1b) for a patient with secondary progressive ms, who no longer experiences relapses.

Would you agree with a recommendation to discontinue betaseron (interferon beta 1b) for a patient with secondary progressive ms, who no longer experiences relapses.

Yes: The american academy of neurology has issued an about lack of value of interferons and Copaxone in the treatment of secondary progressive ms, so not worthwhile to continue. However, there are newer oral meds, especially gilenya, (fingolimod) which may have promise with spms. Research studies may be available. Do monitor your vitamin d intake, and get about 5-10, 000 units daily. ...Read more

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I have ms&have been taking betaseron (interferon beta 1b).I just took2pregnancy test&both positive.I was told I should be off betaserson for2mnts before I try.baby b ok?

I have ms&have been taking betaseron (interferon beta 1b).I just took2pregnancy test&both positive.I was told I should be off betaserson for2mnts before I try.baby b ok?

Medication: Not all medications have enough scientific evidence to determine the safety for use in pregnancy. The theoretical use of exposure must be weighed against the benefits of use. Each case must be determined on a case by case basis. Preliminary studies on this drug are encouraging. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/4/5/e004536.full ...Read more

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Betaseron (interferon beta 1b) adverse reactions?

Betaseron (interferon beta 1b) adverse reactions?

Multiple..: 1) depression 2) allergic reaction 3) injection site necrosis http://www.Rxlist.Com/betaseron-drug/side-effects-interactions.Htm. ...Read more

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What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

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 harm in infants. Have your pediatrician monitor the progress during the health maintenance visits. ...Read more

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Can I take betaseron (interferon beta 1b) while breastfeeding?

Can I take betaseron (interferon beta 1b) while breastfeeding?

No: Unfortunately, there are no great studies demonstrating that this medicine is not passed in breast milk, but due to its potentially harmful interactions with fetuses, it's best to not use it while lactating. The official statement is to "either discontinue lactation, or discontinue the drug." formula or human banked breast milk would be best in this case. ...Read more

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