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Betaseron vs Tecfidera (BG-12)

Betaseron
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Tecfidera (BG-12)
Other name: Extavia Extavia
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for MS
1.4
Concern level
3.3
Helpfulness
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1.6
Concern level
3.4
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Interferon beta-1b (tradenames Betaferon, Betaseron (North America), Extavia and ZIFERON) is a medication in the interferon family used to treat the relapsing-remitting and secondary-progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is ap...
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Interferon beta-1b (tradenames Betaferon, Betaseron (North America), Extavia and ZIFERON) is a medication in the interferon family used to treat the relapsing-remitting and secondary-progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is ap...
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Flu Like Symptoms
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Flu
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Bruise
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Injection Site Reactions
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
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Nausea
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Itching
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Stomach Problems
3
Depression
2
Vomiting
2
Stomach Issues
2
Hair Loss
2
Rash
2
Burning
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Interferon beta-1b (tradenames Betaferon, Betaseron (North America), Extavia and ZIFERON) is a medication in the interferon family used to treat the relapsing-remitting and secondary-progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is ap...
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Interferon beta-1b (tradenames Betaferon, Betaseron (North America), Extavia and ZIFERON) is a medication in the interferon family used to treat the relapsing-remitting and secondary-progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is ap...
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Been on Tecfidera for 7 months, thought things were going well, had a relapse 3 months in, extreme vertigo, have always been tired. Relapse went away but I never really felt well. Pressure in chest, redness, flushing, rash, gaseous. Forgot pill one day when I was feeling well, remember around noon and took it with lunch. Within the hour the fatigue, chest pressure, mild dizzy all came back. Have stopped taking it now for 3 days, and the difference on how I feel is like night and day. I have energy, I am able to stay up past 7 o'clock at night, chest pain and tightness is gone. Every day I feel better. Not sure what to do next, I am not going back on it, that much I do know, but I am sure my drs will want me to try something else. May decide to go back on the injections (betaseron) was on that for 8 years, although I really do not like the bruising that comes with the injections.
danny
January 2, 2015
I switched from beta seron to tecfidera in april, like you and thought it was going well then around october started having moments of extreme vertigo and slurring and it has gotten worse. I would like to go back to beta seron but my doc dont seem to want to. I was doing a lot better on it in my opinion. My doc wants to go to tysabri which is plastered all over the waiting room now. I noticed there use to be Beta Seron literature there, now it is gone and tecfidera and tysabri literature is th

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a few large welts. I want to switch to Tecfidera, but...
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" ...to infections, colds, etc? I am on Betaseron....with no side effects....except for hating the injections, and a few large welts. I want to switch to Tecfidera, but does that med lower ...don't want to... "

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idney disease came from either Betaseron or Copaxone, just...
| www.msworld.org
" ...i would go on BG-12 but am concerned about renal issues. Does anyone know much about this? (other than what is in the PDF) I have mild kidney disease so it does concern ...meds... I suspect my... "

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een off last 2 years cause had injection sight reactions...
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" ...I took tecfidera for 9 days, broke out in sores on my chest started having breathing problems got phenmonia, blood pressure been high racing heartbeat, now been a month ...anyway for stomach. took... "

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am starting BG-12 in a month. Betaseron kept me in bed and...
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" I am starting BG-12 in a month. Betaseron kept me in bed and Copaxone gave me a chemical... "

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o Tecfidera. I have been on Betaseron for the last 6 years a...
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" Transition from Betaseron to Tecfidera My neuro has me on ...of patients to transition to Tecfidera. I have been on Betaseron for the last 6 years ...for how to transtition from Betaseron to Tecfidera. I saw... "

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t the sympton I had was flushing and then that went away,...
| www.msconnection.org
" ...have come out since Betaseron. I had the flu-like symptoms with all the injectables, ...I started taking the Tecfidera but the sympton I had was flushing and then that went away, too. I have... "

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've been reading, tecfidera has better results than the in...
| www.msworld.org
" ...have gone away. so, betaseron obviously wasn't working that well for me. anyway, what i'm wondering, ...with the idea that 'oh, you're doing fine on betaseron so why switch?'. from what i've been... "

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etaseron and I swear I had every side effect possible. Sta...
| www.msworld.org
" ...in 2006. Started on Betaseron and I swear I had every side effect possible. Started on Copaxone ...burn. Next... "

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etaseron and I swear I had every side effect possible.\ \...
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" ...in 2006. Started on Betaseron and I swear I had every side effect possible.\ \ Started on ...burn. Next month I... "

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