79 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1b SubQ Injection

tlheyne
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tlheyne
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 59
Condition: Transverse Myelitis 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Transverse Myelitis

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Mar 9, 2014 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: I found that it helped with burning in my feet and legs and an overall feeling of well-being and alertness.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Feel lousy, Flu like symptoms, Bruising, Injection site pain, Fatigue

Jul 18, 2009 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: They have a patient assistance program to help you if you can't afford the Betaseron. I pay $75 for a 3 month supply.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Feel lousy, Flu like symptoms, Bruising, Injection site pain, Fatigue

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desrat
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desrat
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Jul 19, 2013 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 8, 2010 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: I've been taking Betaseron for almost a decade and it seems to work; I haven't gotten worse or required a hospital visit. I had flu-like symptoms in the first several months I took it and maybe once a year since. I bruise in the injection spots, occasionally and sometimes the medicine burns going in. The autoject device is good to get familiar with in case your significant other or caretaker is not available to deliver it to you. One thing I noticed is that I haven't caught the flu since going on Betaseron. Since 2003 or so, Betaseron does not require refrigeration and that was a welcome change.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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sick of being sick
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sick of being sick
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Jun 1, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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grllongoria
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grllongoria
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Apr 29, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: I had no new lesions while on the Betaseron. Never was in hospital for a excerbation. But I was ready for a change tried of waking up every morning feeling crappy. What to wake up and feel rested, do things, go places, drive again without my foot falling off gas pedal. I am trying another therapy to see if this one will help me accomplish my goals!!!!!!
Cost: $200+ monthly

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freka
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freka
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 38
Condition: POTS 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
POTS

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Oct 22, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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bigslick25
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bigslick25
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex:
  • Age:
Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I have:
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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Jul 25, 2012 (Started May 04, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 0.3 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: sadasdas
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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ingles56
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ingles56
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jul 16, 2012 (Started Jul 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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mbgm14
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mbgm14
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Apr 17, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: Keep careful track of kidney and liver functions with blood tests every 3-4 months.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Rash or skin problems

Nov 22, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.75 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Once you finish titration, find a time of day that's comfortable for you to inject. For me it turned out to be first thing in the morning. As far as injection site issues, hey, it's a shot. Sometimes there's a little blood, sometimes a spot is painful, mostly it's easy especially with the Betaject injector dealy. It's great when my hands aren't working, which is usually.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rash or skin problems

Sep 14, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.75 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: After 9 years on Betaferon I feel that it is not helping any more. I have also developed strange sensitivities that I believe may be connected to the problems the Betaferon has caused for my liver. These include: extreme sensitivity to sun exposure; extreme hair loss; MS activity according to MRI.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rash or skin problems

Feb 24, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.75 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Get the auto-ject to make injection easier especially if you have problems with your hands,
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rash or skin problems

Jan 13, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.75 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Start it slowly according to recommendations. After the first 6 weeks it's easy. Find the most comfortable injection times for YOU. I do it first thing in the morning. Then I don't have to think about it for the rest of the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rash or skin problems

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Ellaj35
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Ellaj35
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Apr 14, 2012 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Sep 19, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Just read all information inserts and take as prescribed reporting all side effects to the doctor if and when they do occur... I have always had a positive attitude toward my medicine choice and know that its slowing ms down!
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Jul 19, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Mar 27, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: easy to administer
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Feb 15, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Feb 9, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Still scary having to inject every other day.....
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Jan 16, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.75 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Today was injection # 21. I still do the same things as with the other times. 2 Aleve 1 hour before, massage site gently after injection and put on a little benadryl anti itch cream or bacitracin. Take 2 Aleve the day after. So far, so good. Only 2 site reactions, # 4 and # 5 on my upper thighs. Slight red water blister like bumps. After 3 days of bacitracin, skin started to look normal, only a slight difference in color, like a black and blue bruise, thats going away now too.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.5 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: giving myself the injection is easier now with the autoinjector- today with be injection # 14, and the 5 the one with the auto injector. No major side effects from the medicaton itself, no known changes at this time but the impact of having to get an injection every other day is overwhelming at times...
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Dec 26, 2010 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.5 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: just got my auto injector- yesterday I used it for the 2nd time, it really makes injecting easier ( did not use it myself yet, my husband gives me the injection)
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Dec 12, 2010 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.25 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: not as hard to injject as first thought- just a little difficulty in preparing the syringe, but getting there, i have had 3 injections total and self injected twice...
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

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gubar
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gubar
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: none
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Mar 18, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: I tried stopping the Betaferon treatment to see if my mood and cognitive functions improve in the following weeks. The depression was getting too much to handle lately.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 10, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day

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