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Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an inflammation ...
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Copaxone 16,725 Tysabri 11,295 Avonex 9,833
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Avonex
VS.
Tecfidera (BG-12)
Other name: Rebif (Rebif)
7 / 10
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6 / 10
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26,296
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Psoriasis
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Method of use:
Injection
Method of use:
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Prescribing mode:
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Prescribing mode:
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Interferon beta-1a (also interferon beta-1-alpha) is a drug in the interferon family used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). It is produced by mammalian cells while Interferon beta-1b is produced in modified E. coli. Interferons have been shown to h...
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Avo
Flu Like Symptoms
9
Headaches
6
Flu
4
Allergies
3
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
3
Fever
2
Anxiety
2
Flu Symptoms
2
Hair Loss
2
Nausea
2
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
9
Nausea
5
Itching
5
Stomach Problems
3
Vomiting
3
Depression
3
Stomach Issues
2
Hair Loss
2
Rash
2
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Interferon beta-1a (also interferon beta-1-alpha) is a drug in the interferon family used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). It is produced by mammalian cells while Interferon beta-1b is produced in modified E. coli. Interferons have been shown to h...
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just started Tecfidera after four years on Avonex. The...
" ...have just started Tecfidera after four years on Avonex. The side effects of Avonex never let up. ...touch with anyone else who is taking Tecfidera. So ... "

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to what I'm reading, Tecfidera is much more effective
" ...started on Tecfidera. The flu symptoms of avonex had be in bed about 36 every week. I felt horrible. So far this seems to be much better. And according to what I'm reading, Tecfidera is much... "

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no problems. Tried to switch to Tecfidera last year...
" I've been Avonex since 1997. When I ...that. No side effects, no problems. Tried to switch to Tecfidera last year in hopes ...Tecfidera knocked me on my butt. Avonex has been great. Good... "

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effects. I switched to Tecfidera but had to discontinue...
" ...and ridiculously packaged. I took Avonex for 17 years with little to no side effects. I switched to Tecfidera but had to discontinue because ...(interferon beta 1a) as Avonex I felt it was... "

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effects. I switched to Tecfidera but had to discontinue...
" ...and ridiculously packaged. I took Avonex for 17 years with little to no side effects. I switched to Tecfidera but had to discontinue because ...(interferon beta 1a) as Avonex I felt it was... "

very well on it and has had no relapses or bad side effects...
" ...in BG12, Since I have a friend who is in one of the trials in Australia. She has done very well on it and has had no relapses or bad side effects. I ...not doing better then the control drug A... "

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from Avonex to Tecfidera in May. I have had no issues...
" I switched from Avonex to Tecfidera in May. I have had ...with this drug and feel better. You may want to look at the Tecfidera thread below for additional suggestions.... "

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I've been on Tecfidera for about 4 months now,...
" ...now, having switched from Avonex, and I'm doing pretty well on it. I tolerated the initial titration dose really well and when bumped up to 240 mg twice a day did OK for a while. However, I... "

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posted they had been taking BG12 for about 2 years. They...
" ...they had been taking BG12 for about ...doing a trial. I just wanted to see what anyone who did the trial tesing, for BG 12, thinks about it ...but nervous. Been on Avonex but I really dont l... "

Well...although I did not experience the usual side effects...
" ...I was on Avonex for 16 years, with very few symptoms. Last year, ...I changed to Tecfidera, when it was first available. Well...although I did not experience the usual side effects, I felt incre... "

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