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Interferon Beta 1a

Popular Brands: : Avonex, Rebif, Interferon Beta 1a
Official FDA Reports456,483
Social Media Events976
Total Posts1,335
Avg. Review Score3.80/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Interferon Beta 1a
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Interferon Beta 1a Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Interferon Beta 1a

Pain

Side Effects: Flu like symptoms- aches , fever

Reduce number of MS relapses subcutaneous injection 3x weekly


Source: Rebif (Interferon Beta-1A)

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Did the author experience pain while taking interferon beta 1a?

What is this?

Pyrexia

Side Effects: Flu like symptoms- aches, fever

Reduce number of MS relapses subcutaneous injection 3x weekly


Source: Rebif (Interferon Beta-1A)

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Did the author experience pyrexia while taking interferon beta 1a?

What is this?

Influenza Like Illness

Side Effects: Flu like symptoms- aches, fever

Reduce number of MS relapses subcutaneous injection 3x weekly


Source: Rebif (Interferon Beta-1A)

View full report on Interferon Beta 1a related influenza like illness

Did the author experience influenza like illness while taking interferon beta 1a?

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By You don't know my journey!... in fdb.rxlist.com on September 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have only used Avonex. I was diagnosed in Feb 2015. I have some bery well with symptoms. Each case is different but I feel ber normal taking the Avonex.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Injection site erythema

Posted By drssr in fdb.rxlist.com on May 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... by my neurologist in April. I am beginning the second week of 22mcg titration and will increase up to 44mcg. So far, I have only experienced mild injection site reactions, some redness, mild soreness ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Chills

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... been on Avonex for 9 years now. I inject on Friday night take 2 Aleve before and most times it's fine. Every so often side effects come back as it was first time use EX: chills aches and just feeling...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By Jan in fdb.rxlist.com on January 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

At first it was quite painful and the side effects were awful. 5 years on, i rarely have side effects and the injecting is no problem

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Chills, Hyperhidrosis, Influenza like illness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Flu like symptoms (chills, sweating) at the beginning but they went away Works great, had a relapse after year one, and one year 5 but considering that I began with numbness a...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... I miss my weekly injection for a couple of weeks. I inject on Saturday nights before I go to bed. I take 4 Ibuprophen ane I sleep great. No side affects. The new pen is wonderful! Doesn't hurt a bit....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Headache, Pain, Flushing, Drug effect increased, Abasia

Posted By west18 in fdb.rxlist.com on September 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... and this is the first treatment I started. I had horrible side effects with it. I couldn't stand for anything to touch my skin, flushing was very bad, severe headache, ached all over. I have never bee...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on August 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I USE THE PEN NOW AND I LIKE IT MUCH BETTER THAN THE NEEDLE. I MUST TAKE ALEVE BEFORE I INJECT TO COUNTER THE FLUE FEELINGS OF THE NEXT DAY

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Condition aggravated

Posted By Sandee in fdb.rxlist.com on July 25, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Have been on avonex since diagnosed in 2007, have not had any major flare ups, have recently orderedavonex pen to try and do my own shot. I have slight effects day after shot but tylenol/advil toget...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Yawning

Posted By ???? kim? in fdb.rxlist.com on June 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am

i feel like shit sfter 2-4 hoirs and lasts next day. severe shooting pains everywhere in my body. and yawning non stop.


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