54 patient evaluations for Betaseron

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Feb 12, 2012 (Started Apr 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (bruising)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 15, 2011 (Started Jan 16, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day

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May 10, 2011 (Started May 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site pain, flu like symptoms, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Side effects: flu like symptoms, bruising, injection site pain

Aug 12, 2009 (Started May 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site pain, flu like symptoms, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: Give it a chance. The flu symptoms are not so bad if you take tylenol.
Side effects: flu like symptoms, bruising, injection site pain

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Apr 17, 2011 (Started Mar 05, 2011)

  • 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
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Oct 12, 2010 (Started Mar 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Stopped this to start LDN on 10/12/2010

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Sep 15, 2010 (Started Oct 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: Step up the dosage. Take the pre-injection advil. Take the injection right before going to bed. This was very valuable to me. I will resume this treatment as soon as I can.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jul 14, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (injection site pain, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: gained alot of weight!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, injection site pain

Jun 25, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site pain, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: spot reactions to injections.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, injection site pain

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Jun 25, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 19, 2010 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 other Every other day
Advice & Tips: I think it is good to take if you have memory problems because it is every other day, but I am sick every other day. So hopefully when I get to the 1.0cc I will not become sick the next day after an injection.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: flu like symptoms

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May 9, 2010 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: I was in a study for 2 years and as of 5-9-10 my study ended and I was put into another study. With this study I am currently not taking any medication of any form. I had a week of infusions and I go for 3 days next year. But I feel great

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