132 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1a SubQ injection

May 23, 2009 (Started Jan 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 22 mcg/0.5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: massage cold pack around injection site prior & after injection
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: bruising

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 22, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: Do what I do. Take Motrin and your Rebif shot just before bedtime and you will sleep right through it. I guess I do take sleep meds.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 6, 2011 (Started Jul 11, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Ice area to be injected for 5-10 min before injecting. This helps reduce reaction. Ice area 10-15 min after injection. If you get mild red raised reaction spots use cortizone ointment to help reduce redness. Also helped with itchiness that I had at area, too.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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