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AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION

Prescription Required
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Overview

Introduction

AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the immune system cells starts damaging the insulating covers of the brain and spinal cord cells leading to different types of physical, mental and psychiatric problems).

AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Some common side effects of using this medication are headache, sweating, fever, chills and flu-like symptoms. These are usually temporary and normally go away on their own in some time. However, you should inform your doctor immediately if they last longer or become severe.

Your doctor may advise for regular monitoring of liver function, thyroid function, and blood cell count. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Avonex Injection

Side effects of Avonex Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Avonex

  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Flu-like symptoms

How to use Avonex Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Avonex Injection works

AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION is an immunomodulator. It lowers the chances of multiple sclerosis by reducing the inflammation and preventing nerve damage.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Avonex Injection?

If you miss a dose of AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION
₹9557.0/Injection
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Quick Tips

  • AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION is given as an injection into the muscles, usually 3 times a week.  
  • Do not skip any dose and finish the complete course even if you feel better.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION can cause dizziness.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your liver function, thyroid function, and blood cell counts while taking this medicine.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Analogues
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Suffering from multiple sclerosis. How having pain inside the ear. What can we do. Now taking avonex in.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Visit ent specialist for complete examination
i have been diagnosed with Relapse remitting Multiple sclerosis (RRMS) on Jan' 15. i am now on Inj. Avonex 30microgram Subcutaneous weekly and also on 1 Cap Uprise D3 monthly i feel extreme fatigue and weakness since 6 months. What other way out to reduce the fatigue ?? please suggest
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Try modalert 100 mg daily
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References

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Vill Manpura, Nlg., Nalagarh, Solan - 174101
MRP
9557
1 Injection in 1 vial
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