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Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an inflammation ...
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Avonex vs Tecfidera (BG-12)

Avonex
VS.
Tecfidera (BG-12)
Other name: Rebif Rebif
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for MS
1.8
Concern level
3.4
Helpfulness
for MS
1.6
Concern level
3.4
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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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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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Flu Like Symptoms
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Headaches
6
Flu
5
Allergies
4
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
3
Fever
3
Anxiety
3
Flu Symptoms
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Bruise
2
Hair Loss
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6
Itching
5
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3
Depression
2
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2
Stomach Issues
2
Hair Loss
2
Rash
2
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About Avonex
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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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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ust started Tecfidera after four years on Avonex. The s...
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" ...I have just started Tecfidera after four years on Avonex. The side effects of Avonex never let up. I'd ...get in touch with anyone else who is taking... "

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to what I'm reading, Tecfidera is much more effective
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" ...get 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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had a bad allergic reaction to tecfidera. All in all i had...
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" I switched from Avonex injections to Tecfidera just this week. I took ...i had a bad allergic reaction to tecfidera. All in all i had a terrible experience with it and i ...aware. I've arranged a new Avonex... "

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he tecfidera, and I am doing very well, actually much b...
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" Hello, I too did not tolerate tecfidera on the standard titration. I suffered terrible stomach cramping to the point I couldn't go to work. I never miss work. The pharmacist changed the ...minimal... "

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no problems. Tried to switch to Tecfidera last year...
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" 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...
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" ...cumbersome and ridiculously packaged. I took Avonex for 17 years with little to no side effects. I switched to Tecfidera but had to discontinue because ...medication (interferon beta 1a) as Avonex I... "

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MS doctor switched me to Tecfidera. I have had no relapses...
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" I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS in 2003. I was started on Avonex and did extremely well with only 1 relapse which occurred in 2005. After years of IM injections, I was diagnosed with... "

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maker of tecfidera is very good with financial assistance....
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" I am waiting for prior approval from my insurance company to start with tecfidera. Biogen, the maker of tecfidera is very good with financial assistance. I ...start because I have had side effects from... "

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hs ago and things are so much better - no side effects at...
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" ...the replies you have had re Avonex v Tecfidera - I used Avonex for about 10 months.   I got used to the injections which didn't really bother me - but the flu symptoms the day after (sometimes two... "

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been on Tecfidera for 5 months now, and am doing great. No...
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" I've been on Tecfidera for 5 months now, and am doing great. No side affects to ...too use to take Avonex which made me sick for 3 days of the week. I hated it. Tecfidera also has a payment... "

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