General English name: Avonex Syringe
Application: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Avonex Pharmaceutical Forms Interferon beta
Syringe ready for injection, injection vial
Avonex Drug Information Interferon beta
Avonex or interferon beta is prescribed to treat multiple sclerosis (multiple sclerosis). Note that Avonex is not a treatment for multiple sclerosis, but to prevent the disease from progressing and worsening its symptoms (tremor, spasm, balance, weakness, etc.). he does
Amount and method of taking Avonex Interferon beta
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with Avonex ampoules. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of medicine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. It should usually be injected once a week. To reduce side effects, your doctor will start treatment with this drug at a lower dose.
Inject Avonex before bed to reduce side effects
It is injected intramuscularly
If you have refrigerated the Avonex injection syringe in the refrigerator, warm it at room temperature for 30 minutes before using it.
Use the medicine regularly, so that the treatment process goes well. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor.
Contraindications to Avonex Interferon beta
Pay attention to the expiration date of this medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give this medicine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms
Check for drug interactions with interferon beta, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Avonex during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
The impact of Avonex on driving and working with machines
Avonex injections cause headaches, make sure you are healthy before driving or operating machinery.
Avonex Drug Interactions Interferon beta
Drug interactions may alter the performance of drugs and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Special warnings and precautions while taking Avonex Interferon beta
Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking interferon beta:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have a thyroid problem.
- If you have a blood problem or bleeding.
- If you have any liver or kidney problems.
- If you have a cardiovascular problem.
- If your blood pressure is high.
- If you have epilepsy.
- If you or another family member has experienced mental health problems or schizophrenia.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine
Side effects of Avonex Interferon beta
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Pain, redness and swelling at the injection site
Cold-like symptoms (sore throat, chills, weakness and fatigue)
Mental and mood changes (such as depression, suicidal thoughts), feeling too hot or cold, bleeding and bruising, pain or discoloration of the skin at the injection site, joint pain or swelling, symptoms of kidney problems (such as changes in urine output), symptoms of problems Liver (such as persistent nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach and abdominal pain, yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine), symptoms of heart failure (such as shortness of breath, swelling of the ankles and feet, abnormal fatigue, sudden weight gain): If you notice these symptoms in yourself, see a doctor right away.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to Avonex injection.
Overdose of Avonex Interferon beta (drug poisoning)
Do not take Avonex ampoules more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Avonex Interferon beta
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.