23 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1b SubQ Injection taken for the purpose of 'Multiple Sclerosis' with a side effects rating of Mild

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grllongoria
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grllongoria
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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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

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freka
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freka
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 40
Condition: POTS 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
POTS

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Oct 22, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Mild (Injection site redness, Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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dschipman
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dschipman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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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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patioshea
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patioshea
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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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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frgrjenn
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frgrjenn
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: severe
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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May 13, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Mild (Injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: At the beginning it made me a little sick and I had some injection site reactions but nothing severe. It has helped to prevent new lessions from forming and I am sure it has helped to slow down the MS. I have a hard time remembering to take the shots.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Injection site reaction

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retardaggie
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retardaggie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 22, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Mild (Rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Use of Bio oil on all injection sites marvelous tip from my MS Betaferon Nurse. Use it nightly on affected area injection sites makes it heal quicker. Affected areas to be left for a month before using again for injections-3 weeks wasn't long enough for me. In last 3 months I've had bad skin reaction but no need for antibiotic
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rash or skin problems

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Justinie
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Justinie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I have:
MS

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Jan 12, 2011 (Started Mar 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Insurance made me switch from Betaseron.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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escholl
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escholl
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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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

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bigal725
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bigal725
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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May 31, 2010 (Started Feb 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Mild (Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Side effects: Flu like symptoms

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babybunny
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babybunny
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

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May 9, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Mild (Fuzzy thinking, Feel lousy, Injection site reaction, Fever, Headaches, Fever/chills, Bruising, Injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Advice & Tips: I had the nurses injecting me as I lost too much Grip in my hands to do it myself. Site reactions differ, but normally get red blotches that come up like bruises. I gained an extra 1-2 months between relapses and found that instead of the MS going for my legs, they changed to going for my hands, go figure!!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Fever/chills, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Mar 21, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Fuzzy thinking, Feel lousy, Injection site reaction, Fever, Headaches, Fever/chills, Bruising, Injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Fever/chills, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Feb 7, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Advice & Tips: I have found this to work as far as giving me extra time between relapses, but I have yet to determie whether it is reducing severity or not. My main issue is with site reactions, but it is not too severe, just frequent. must just be me!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Fever/chills, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Fuzzy thinking, Feel lousy, Injection site reaction, Fever, Headaches, Fever/chills, Bruising, Injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Advice & Tips: I am finding this drug to be beneficial in reducing the severity of my relapses as well as buying me extra time, the 30% statistic is correct for me. I am finding that my site reaction bruising and pain is now taking alot more time to disappear, 8 weeks on average, stopping me from going back to that site for a while instead of the recommended 4 weeks. other than that, there has been no adverse reactions or side-effects since the flu like symptoms stopped.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Fever/chills, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Jun 13, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Advice & Tips: I didn't know whether this drug was working until I had a relapse with my legs. 11 months into treatment and onto my second relapse (this one affecting my legs for comparison) I have been given an extra 2 months between my frequent 5-6 monthly relapses. My relapses concerning my legs are normally an auto epidural which causes weakness too, the next relapse in June 2009 was just numbness from my toes to knees without any weakness, my hands were also affected, but probably could have been more severe.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Fever/chills, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Mar 1, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Mild (Fuzzy thinking, Feel lousy, Injection site reaction, Fever, Headaches, Fever/chills, Bruising, Injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Advice & Tips: allow the whole day to get over any side effects caused by being a new user. allow extra time the following days for any site pain, especially in legs and arms which can slow you down as your winching alot.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Fever/chills, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Oct 28, 2008 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Fuzzy thinking, Injection site reaction, Fever, Headaches, Fever/chills)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Fever/chills, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

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