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Relibeta Injection


Overview

Introduction

Relibeta 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).

Relibeta 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 Relibeta Injection

Side effects of Relibeta 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 Relibeta

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Sweating
    Try wearing loose, light-weighted, and breathable clothing. Use a strong antiperspirant and keep yourself cool with a fan. Changing your shoes and socks often might also help. Try cutting down on coffee, tea, and alcohol as they can increase your body temperature and promote sweating. Avoid spicy foods, this will help you deal with excessive sweating. If this does not help, talk to your doctor about other possible medications.
  • Coping with Flu-like symptoms
    Get plenty of rest as exhausting or stressing out yourself could aggravate your condition. You should drink plenty of fluids as it will keep your throat moist and comfortable. Try taking steam inhalation. The moisture can ease your breathing and loosen mucus. You can consider sipping warm water or tea with honey and lemon. This will keep your nose and throat from being too dry. Using an air humidifier may also help. You can also gargle with salt water several times a day. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than 3 weeks or get worse quickly. Avoid alcohol and do not smoke as they can aggravate your conditions.

How to use Relibeta Injection

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

How Relibeta Injection works

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

What if you forget to take Relibeta Injection?

If you miss a dose of Relibeta 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.
Relibeta Injection
₹6785.0/ml of Injection
AVONEX 30 MCG INJECTION
Biogenetic Pharmaceuticals
₹9557/Injection
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Quick Tips

  • Relibeta 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 Relibeta 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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Hey,this is PATIENT I'm patient of multiple sclerosis. Doctor suggest me to take injection relibeta beta-a. I'm taking this injection since August 2016. Is any other advise to cure. Give me suggestion regarding this.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
medicine ok ; stronger medicine in selected cases; show to neuroi and discuss
Multiple sclerosis treatment and medicine.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
many availabe; show to a neurologist
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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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Dhirubhai Ambani Life Sciences Centre, R-282, TTC Area of MIDC, Thane-Belapur Road, Rabale, Navi Mumbai 400 701
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