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AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION


Overview

Introduction of Avonex Injection

AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). This medicine help to modulate the body's immune system.

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 doctor. Your doctor may advice for regular monitoring of liver function, thyroid function and blood cell.

Some common side effects of using this medication are headache, sweating, fever, shills and flu-like symptoms. It is important to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Avonex Injection

Avonex Injection side effects

Common
  • 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 modulates the body's immune system.

Avonex Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION Taking Interferon beta-1a with alcohol can cause liver problems.
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.
Lactation
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 miss a dose of 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

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Expert Advice

• You will be regularly monitored with lab tests for liver function, thyroid function and blood cell count.
• Inform your doctor if you have history of liver related issues, blood problem (anaemia, bleeding or blood clots), bone marrow depression, heart disease, seizures (fits/convulsions), alcohol addiction, depression or suicidal thoughts.
• Seek medical attention if you notice symptoms of depression or have suicidal behaviour.
• Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Interferon beta 1A should not be given to patients who are allergic to Interferon Beta 1A or any of other Interferon Beta products or to human albumin.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Avonex

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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
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
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
Neurologist
Try modalert 100 mg daily
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References
  1. Interferon beta-1a. Maidenhead, Berkshire: Biogen Idec Ltd.; 1997 [revised Aug. 2018]. [Accessed 25 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Interferon Beta. [Accessed 25 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Interferon Beta-1A. 1996 [revised Feb. 2012]. [Accessed 25 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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