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Extavia vs. Rebif for MS

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Extavia

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Other Names: Betaseron   Interferon Beta-1b

Rebif

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Other Names: Avonex   Interferon Beta-1a
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 294 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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By Marcia
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Pam I also am experiencing extreme fatigue. I am not sure if it's just my MS or if the drug is making it worse. I feel like my arms and legs have weights attached to them.
Ann  |  March 11, 2014
I recently switched from Copaxone, after 10 years. I had no injection sites left. I have been on Tecfidera about 7 months. My recent MRI scans is stable. I still flush, intermittently, several hours after meals. Benadryl handles it well. The major side effect that I have is extreme fatigue. This is different than my normal MS fatigue. I am trying to stick with it to see if after time, it subsides. Hope this helps!
Pam  |  January 6, 2014
Hi Marcia, I do not take Tecfidera but am considering it. I have taken copaxone for over ten yrs. now and have had some flares with optic neuritis, heavy legs with difficulty walking and some fat destruction in my legs where shots are done but Copaxone seems to be working and I feel very stable. I do try to stay out of the sun and to keep my stress as low as possible (read Bible for this every p.m.). I am looking into Tecfidera as I would like to stop taking shots daily. jane
jane  |  September 16, 2013
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What patients are saying about Extavia vs. Rebif

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been on Rebif for four months, & am finding the side effects...
Rebif vs Betaferon/Extavia for side effects I've been on Rebif for four months, & am finding the side effects difficult to manage impacting ...reducing the dose, trying Avonex or trying other...
there was any sign that Rebif might stop working for you?
...only just started Extavia (Betaferon copy) and was told ...for you.  @Tracey did your MS team give any indication that there was any sign that Rebif might stop working for you?...
started the rebif. it's definately helped me. Teresa. x...
I dont know what Extavia is, Pip.  Can you enlighten me?  It will be 7 years in September ...symptoms but it is not as bad as i was before i started the rebif. it's definately helped me. Teresa...
very confusing. I'm pretty certain on rebif or extavia but...
...It is very confusing. I'm pretty certain on rebif or extavia but like you then have...
your post. I'm starting extavia so similar to rebif,...
...(now you have delurked you are welcome to stay ). I really appreciate your post. I'm starting extavia so similar to rebif, will see how I get on. I am glad to hear that even if the first one...
one they commenly use is extavia but wondered what all your...
...has been comfirmed i have ms  but only thing is ...choice of 4, avonex , extavia , rebif ,  copaxone, i have had ...the one they commenly use is extavia but wondered what all your...
want me to start on Extavia. Anyone taking Extavia? I...
...Just recently was diagnosed and my neuro wanted to put me on Rebif, but insurance denied. Instead, they want me to start on Extavia. Anyone taking...
to choose, I was given Extavia, which is a beta interferon...
...and why: I didn't get to choose,  I was given Extavia, which is a beta interferon like Rebif How has it ...tell, but I've not had a relapse in the ...effect I have very mild muscle ache...
(Avonex, Betaseron, Extavia, Rebif) are known to cause...
...The interferons (Avonex, Betaseron, Extavia, Rebif) are known to cause...
from Copaxone, Avonex, Rebif, Extavia and Betaferon so any...
...to choose from Copaxone, Avonex, Rebif, Extavia and Betaferon so any info...
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