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

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Apr 15, 2015 (Started Jul 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for overwhelming fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Everyone should try what Dr says may help
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Apr 29, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flu like symptoms, weakness, fatigue, injection site reddness,pain and itching, flu like symptoms, muscle weakness, fatigue, injection site redness, injection site pain, injection site itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 17, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rash or skin problems, neutrophilia (elevated neutrophils), elevated liver enzymes, low red blood cell count, Elevated neurtrophil count)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rash or skin problems, neutrophilia (elevated neutrophils), elevated liver enzymes, low red blood cell count, Elevated neurtrophil count)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 18, 2011 (Started Apr 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: Good. Bad side effects just lasted for a week. Now everything is fine!
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: flu like symptoms

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Jul 27, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flu like symptoms, cellulitis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: cellulitis at injection site
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: flu like symptoms, flu like symptoms

  • 0 helpful marks

May 7, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have secondary progressive MS and I find I feel and have felt better since I quit taking it.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 13, 2009 (Started Nov 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for neuromyelitis optica)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: cost and effectiveness
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2001 (Started Jul 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 18, 1997 (Started Apr 26, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Don't know)
  • Side effects
    Severe (injection site pain, flu like symptoms, suicidal thoughts or urges, headaches, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: marijuana works better!
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: headaches, suicidal thoughts or urges, flu like symptoms, injection site pain, depressed mood

  • 1 helpful mark

May 9, 1985 (Started May 09, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: depressed mood, depressed mood

  • 0 helpful marks
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