21 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1a IM Injection taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Mar 1, 2016 (Started Feb 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL M,W,F
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2011 (Started Oct 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 14, 2011 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 2, 2010 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (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 have been on the medicine since 07 and had side effects,

Jul 23, 2009 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 12, 2011 (Started Aug 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, fatigue, numbness and tingling with pins and needles, vertigo, neck pain, back pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 22 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: Since I have started Avonex the lesions have multiplied and my MS has progressed. I am hoping changing my medication will slow the progression down because I am in too much pain. Neck and back spasms are the worst for me since being on Avonex.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2011 (Started Jul 05, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 14, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: flu like symptoms

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Sep 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly
Advice & Tips: be sure you take ibuprophen! also ask your doc for Amantidine, this helps with the flu feeling you get from using Avonex, also know one week you could not have any side effects, just know this will not be the case every week, you could go 3 weeks and be fine and then all of a suddon you are sicker then you thought possible, just treat yourself like you have the flu and do not fight the fact that that you are having side effects, remember it is what it is and there is nothing we can do to stop it, just be gratful for the times you are not sick! Stay strong, and know it will end!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: flu like symptoms

Dec 27, 2008 (Started Sep 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Stay hydrated and remember your Aleve before your shot and 12 hours after. This helps with the side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: flu like symptoms

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 2, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heart attack (myocardial infarction))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 16, 2010 (Started Jun 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly
Advice & Tips: i selfinjedted it after training with ms nurse unexpected benefits negativ cause i developed antibodies in the first 6 to 12 months the sideeffects were awfull, i basically had all the sideeffects you can get i took a shot every wednesday and on thursdays i was always even more tired than usual
Side effects: flu like symptoms

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 30, 2010 (Started Dec 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: The fever and fatigue was unbearable, and then the MS relapses were bad
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 14, 2010 (Started May 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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