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Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an inflammation ...
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Copaxone 17,099 Tysabri 11,484 Avonex 10,049
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Avonex
VS.
Tecfidera (BG-12)
Other name: Rebif (Rebif)
3.5
3.0
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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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Tec
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
8
Nausea
6
Itching
5
Stomach Problems
3
Vomiting
3
Depression
3
Stomach Issues
2
Hair Loss
2
Rash
2
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Tecfidera (BG-12)
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Avo
Tec
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Headaches
Avo
Tec
6
0
Flu
Avo
Tec
4
0
Allergies
Avo
Tec
3
0
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Avo
Tec
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8
Fever
Avo
Tec
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0
Anxiety
Avo
Tec
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0
Flu Symptoms
Avo
Tec
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Hair Loss
Avo
Tec
2
2
Nausea
Avo
Tec
2
6
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Tec
Avo
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3
Nausea
Tec
Avo
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2
Itching
Tec
Avo
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0
Stomach Problems
Tec
Avo
3
0
Vomiting
Tec
Avo
3
0
Depression
Tec
Avo
3
0
Stomach Issues
Tec
Avo
2
0
Hair Loss
Tec
Avo
2
2
Rash
Tec
Avo
2
0
Burning
Tec
Avo
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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... "

has anyone else experienced side effects from tecfidera...
" ...Have had avonex. Had to stop as it made me depressed and suicidal. Had copaxone ...as that made me depressed and suicidal too! Arrrrrgh has anyone else experienced side effects from tecfidera ... "
July 6, 2015
I gave up that terrible drug newly. I'm waiting for new drug Gilenya. I don't lnow something about future. But I know enoughly about past and now.

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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... "

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