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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Jun 6, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: The new autoject device is a huge improvement over the old one but I still prefer my wife to administer the injection, so does she. All symptoms/side effects have remained the same since 2010 update.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 19, 2013 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 8, 2010 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: I've been taking Betaseron for almost a decade and it seems to work; I haven't gotten worse or required a hospital visit. I had flu-like symptoms in the first several months I took it and maybe once a year since. I bruise in the injection spots, occasionally and sometimes the medicine burns going in. The autoject device is good to get familiar with in case your significant other or caretaker is not available to deliver it to you. One thing I noticed is that I haven't caught the flu since going on Betaseron. Since 2003 or so, Betaseron does not require refrigeration and that was a welcome change.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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May 15, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Injection site lumps and bumps)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: It was hard for me to be able to get up the courage to give myself shots every other day! About the same time I was diagnosed my 9 yr old nephew was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes ~ he had to give himself shots 4 times a day & he was always giving me a high ✋ ~ encouragement! ❤️ God Bless that little guy! Without him being so spunky Idk if could have been as strong! He was an inspiration!

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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

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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