Betaseron vs Tecfidera (BG-12)

Betaseron
Tecfidera (BG-12)
Other name: Extavia Extavia
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
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2.2
Concern level
2.0
Helpfulness
for MS
2.5
Concern level
2.3
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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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Tiredness
10
Flu Like Symptoms
8
Depression
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Allergy
4
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Flu
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Bruise
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Injection Site Reactions
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Itching
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
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2
Hair Loss
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Rash
2
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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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