Avonex vs Tecfidera (BG-12)

Avonex
(Rx)
Tecfidera (BG-12)
(Rx)
Avonex is a multiple sclerosis medication.
Tecfidera (BG-12) is a multiple sclerosis medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for MS
2.3
Concern level
2.2
Helpfulness
for MS
2.5
Concern level
2.3
Approval Date
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May 17, 1996
March 27, 2013
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
30,771 Discussions
10,260 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for MS
#2 for RRMS
#3 for SPMS
Avonex is prescribed for MS and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for MS
#2 for RRMS
#3 for Psoriasis
Tecfidera (BG-12) is prescribed for MS and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Avo
Tiredness
10
Flu Like Symptoms
8
Depression
6
Headaches
5
Flu
4
Allergy
3
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
2
Anxiety
2
Fever
2
Flu Symptoms
2
Tec
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
8
Nausea
5
Itching
4
Stomach Problems
2
Depression
2
Stomach Issues
2
Vomiting
2
Hair Loss
2
Rash
2
Burning
2
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Avonex
Avo
Tecfidera (BG-12)
Tec
Tiredness
Avo
Tec
10
0
Flu Like Symptoms
Avo
Tec
8
0
Depression
Avo
Tec
6
2
Headaches
Avo
Tec
5
0
Flu
Avo
Tec
4
0
Allergy
Avo
Tec
3
0
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Avo
Tec
2
8
Anxiety
Avo
Tec
2
0
Fever
Avo
Tec
2
0
Flu Symptoms
Avo
Tec
2
0
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Tec
Avo
8
2
Nausea
Tec
Avo
5
0
Itching
Tec
Avo
4
0
Stomach Problems
Tec
Avo
2
0
Depression
Tec
Avo
2
6
Stomach Issues
Tec
Avo
2
0
Vomiting
Tec
Avo
2
0
Hair Loss
Tec
Avo
2
0
Rash
Tec
Avo
2
0
Burning
Tec
Avo
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Avonex during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Tecfidera (BG-12) during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Avonex and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Tecfidera (BG-12) and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Pill
Dosages
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Injector: 30 mcg/0.5 mL
Syringe: 30 mcg/0.5 mL
Capsule: 120 mg (14)- 240 mg (46), 120 mg, 240 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Interferon Beta-1a , Interferon Beta-1a/Albumin Human
Dimethyl fumarate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Avonex and Tecfidera (BG-12): Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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