17 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1a IM Injection with a side effects rating of None

104 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

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

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

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take at night before bed on the weekend or when you have off in case you get the flu like symptoms
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 15, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 4, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: VERY UPSET! I WAS ON BETASERON....AND DOING SO WELL ONIT! MEDICARE TOOK ME OFF IT UNTIL I FAILED OTHER INJECTABLES!! WE TRIED THE AVONEX, BUT MY HUSBAND AT THE TIME COULD NOT GET PAST THE INJECTION ITSELF! SO, NOW IT HAS BEEN OVER 2 YEARS SINCE I HAVE HAD AN INJECTABLE MANAGEMENT TOOL AND OF COURSE THE MS IS JUST GETTING WORSE!!!
Cost: < $25 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

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

Feb 5, 2011 (Started Jul 10, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: My husband gave me the shots every other day for 11 years. My neurologist suggested going off it as it seems I have plateaued, & I'm over 65. It's been over a year and I have had no exacerbations. Still using my walker & scooter.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 19, 2011 (Started Dec 24, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 5, 2010 (Started Jan 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: If this is the treatment plan selected never miss a dose
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 17 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1a IM Injection