27 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1b SubQ Injection with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Feb 28, 2017 (Started Dec 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site redness, stiffness/spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 2, 2016 (Started Sep 24, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site hives)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 22, 2015 (Started Sep 24, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jan 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (whole body ache, injection site reaction, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: whole body ache, depressed mood, depressed mood, injection site reaction

Nov 10, 2014 (Started Jan 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (whole body ache, injection site reaction, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: whole body ache, depressed mood, depressed mood, injection site reaction

Jul 2, 2010 (Started Jan 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (whole body ache, injection site reaction, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: whole body ache, depressed mood, depressed mood, injection site reaction

Mar 5, 2010 (Started Jan 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (whole body ache, injection site reaction, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: 1. I premedicate with oral Benadry, topical hydrocortisone cream 1%, and either acetaminophen or ibuprophen to reduce adverse reactions.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: whole body ache, depressed mood, depressed mood, injection site reaction

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (occasional flu like symptoms, extreme flu like malaise)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Cost: $25-49 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

Mar 18, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, memory and cognition problems, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: I tried stopping the Betaferon treatment to see if my mood and cognitive functions improve in the following weeks. The depression was getting too much to handle lately.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 10, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, memory and cognition problems, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 12, 2012 (Started Feb 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (numbness in tongue, left side of tongue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2012 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (urinary incontinence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: I used a heating pd to help relax the muscle prior. No big diff but little routines helped me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 9, 2012 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site reaction, legs feel like some one pouring ice-water in the bone, very painful, skin necrosis, flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Every other day
Advice & Tips: Have proof this treatment works for me with MRI. Will be starting it back up as soon as new insurance is figured out.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 17, 1998 (Started Apr 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 29, 1995 (Started Apr 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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