Betaferon 250mcg Injection

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

Introduction

Betaferon 250mcg 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).

Betaferon 250mcg 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 Betaferon Injection

Benefits of Betaferon Injection

In Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the brain and spinal cord in which a person’s own immune system attacks the protective sheath (called myelin) of the nerves. This leads to symptoms such as vision loss, pain, fatigue and improper coordination. Betaferon 250mcg Injection helps to suppress the body’s immune system, thereby reducing the progression of the disease. It reduces the inflammation of the damaged nerves, prevents further damage and stabilises your immune system. This medicine is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the best results.

Side effects of Betaferon 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 Betaferon

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

How to use Betaferon Injection

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

How Betaferon Injection works

Betaferon 250mcg 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 Betaferon 250mcg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betaferon 250mcg 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
Betaferon 250mcg 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
Betaferon 250mcg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Betaferon 250mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Betaferon 250mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Betaferon 250mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betaferon 250mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Betaferon Injection?

If you miss a dose of Betaferon 250mcg 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Betaferon 250mcg 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 Betaferon 250mcg 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
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
Interferons

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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. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2006. Interferon Beta. [Updated 2020 Jan 20]. [Accessed 20 Feb. 2020] (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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Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
Expires on or after: June, 2021

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