10 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1a IM Injection with a cost of $200+

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Feb 20, 2015 (Started Aug 25, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 23, 2010 (Started Aug 25, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: i wasn't sure if it was doing anything until i recently changed neuros had an mri and he told me it was doing its job so was good to hear
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 23, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: Even though I switched to Aubagio, I would still recommend Avonex for anyone who is thinking about treatment. I watch my diet carefully and I exercise regularly, but there's no way I would skip MS medication. The costs of a relapse are just too high.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Apr 25, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: I've had no new lesions since I started taking Avonex. For anyone who has been diagnosed, get on the drugs as soon as you can. I was given this advice, and I ignored it at first. It only took one relapse to change my mind.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2013 (Started Aug 20, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly
Advice & Tips: I have no side effects from this drug, Praise God.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 23, 2012 (Started Apr 08, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Stay with it. The benefits to me far outweigh the risk. With Avonex I have been able to continue working and feel like I am a productive adult who can care for myself. The downside: The cost is horrid , with insurance I pay for the first two months each year. this is approximately $4000 out of pocket.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 8, 2010 (Started Oct 12, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: I picked the best day of the week for me so it was a weekly ritual . While on the Avenox I rarely had relapses and those that I did have were brought on by excessive heat and fatigue along with stress.I felt for me that once a week was enough for me to give myself the SHOT.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Jul 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: flu like symptoms

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 27, 2009 (Started Mar 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (lethargy, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, lethargy

  • 1 helpful mark

May 6, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle aches, lethargy, joint pain, headaches, fever/chills)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: muscle aches, fever/chills, lethargy, headaches, joint pain, headaches, joint pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 16, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle aches, migraine headaches, flu like symptoms, whole body ache, lethargy, joint pain, fever, headaches, fever/chills)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage:
Advice & Tips: LOTS OF WATER AND SLEEP RIGHT AFTER YOU GET THE SHOT
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: muscle aches, fever/chills, whole body ache, flu like symptoms, lethargy, joint pain, fever, migraine headaches, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 23, 1985 (Started Jan 23, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (migraine headaches, fever/chills)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fever/chills, migraine headaches, fever/chills, migraine headaches

  • 0 helpful marks
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