131 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1a SubQ injection

Oct 1, 2017 (Started Oct 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (extreme flu like malaise)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I took the medicine for almost 10 years religiously from 2007-2017 roughly. I took shots 3 days a week before going to bed. 50% of the time, I had mild flue like symptoms at night. Over the course of the 10 years I slowly lost mobility on my left side, I never had an exacerbation, prompting my neurologist to put me on ocrevus which is for PPMS.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Mar 11, 1999 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I hate needles but was on it for 12 years. I believe it stopped the progress

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Aug 31, 2016 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 29, 2011 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 15, 2010 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: I do my shots Sun, Tues, Thurs. After the first 6 months or so I had no more reactions at all. I can do the shot and then do whatever I had planned. I find that doing the shot freehand is much easier after the initial shock of actually sticking the needle in goes by. Now it is just something I do.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 21, 2010 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 29, 2009 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 23, 2009 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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