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

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).
Better drugs present. Avonex (interferon beta 1a) is the least potent agent and am not using in most pts anymore, other than those who have done well for yrs. No need to inject or have side effects from interferons, and Copaxone seems much safer if you must use a needle. But there are three oral agents, and one infusable drug once monthly. With these choices, why go to a drug, which on repetitive head-to-head studies always is inferior.