86 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1b SubQ Injection

Nov 15, 2014 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for transverse myelitis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches, injection site redness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, injection site redness

Sep 15, 2014 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for transverse myelitis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches, injection site redness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Injection site reactions became chronic
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, injection site redness

Aug 11, 2014 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for transverse myelitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: Dosing interrupted on doctor's advice during chemo therapy (Taxotere) because both drugs suppress the immune system.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, injection site redness

Dec 27, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: Prepping and giving shots myself (with auto injector) is easy even with my tremors. I use and rotate only the front 12 sites. Sometimes I hardly feel the shot; sometimes it feels like a bee sting; once in awhile a little blood surfaces. I typically get mild headaches on my off day - easily managed with Advil - no other side effects. It's nice that free sharps disposal is available in my town.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, injection site redness

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Sep 12, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I don't know what to say. MS is different for every single one of us, so waht works for me, may not be up your alley.

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Jun 26, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: After I learned how to give myself the injections it has been smooth. I do use a shot device so I don't have to look at the needle going into my body. I just have to remember to take it every other day, and that took some time, but now it is just part of my routine. I am conscious about taking it because I is told it would slow the progression of the disease.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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