36 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1a SubQ injection taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis' with a side effects rating of Mild

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Mar 6, 2009 (Started Jul 24, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Injection site itching, Injection site redness, Headaches, Fever/chills)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 44 mcg 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: It pays to be able to "pinch an inch" with this stupid syringe......
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Injection site redness, Fever/chills, Headaches, Injection site itching

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Nov 22, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Injection site pain, Injection site redness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: Make sure med is room temperature before injecting. Apply ice to injection site for 20 minutes after injection. Inject slowly and massage site immediately after.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Injection site redness, Injection site pain

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Injection site redness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Injection site redness, Injection site pain

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Nov 14, 2008 (Started Mar 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Injection site redness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 44 mcg Every other day
Advice & Tips: Be sure that you are diagnosed correctly. Interferions are ineffective for those with Primary Progressive
Side effects: Injection site redness, Muscle aches

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Oct 1, 2008 (Started May 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fever/chills)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: You need to slow the progression of this disease. I have been on this drug for approximately 5 years and although my ms has progressed it has not done so nearly as fast as it has for those in my support group who are not on any of the ms treatment programs. Hope for a cure, but slow the progression while you are waiting.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fever/chills

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Aug 26, 2008 (Started Apr 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Injection site itching, Injection site redness, Fever/chills)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: I take naproxen and benedryl an hour before I inject each time.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Injection site redness, Fever/chills, Injection site itching

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Jul 1, 2008 (Started Oct 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Injection site pain, Injection site redness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 Every other day
Advice & Tips: Quite frankly Rebif is geared towards RRMS. Being SPMS, my neurologist suggested it, stating it showed some prospect in SPMS. I feel my gait and walking has slowly diminished. I am now on a 2 yr clinical trial, aimed at SPMS. At 59 yr. I'll give it a try, and if nothing else, testing for the future.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Injection site redness, Injection site pain

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