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Avonex 4 Pre-Filled Pen 30 mcg (Refrigerator)

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Interferon Beta-1a 30mcg IM 

What Interferon Beta-1a is used for:
  • Interferon beta-1a is in a class of medications called immunomodulators.
  • It is used in adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis to 
  • Decrease flare-ups of symptoms (such as balance problems, numbness or weakness) 
  • Help to slow disease worsening.
Do not take Interferon Beta-1a:
  • If you are allergic to interferon beta, human albumin, or any of the ingredients. 
Warnings & Precautions:
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Interferon Beta-1a if you:
  • Have depression or suicide signs and symptoms
  • Have liver problems 
  • Have bleeding problems or blood clots
  • Have thyroid problems
  • Are at risk for seizures 
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
Possible Side Effects:
  • Skin reaction at the site of injection (itching, swelling, color change) 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Influenza like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, headaches).
Other medicines and Interferon Beta-1a:
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
  • Interferon Beta-1a and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects.
  • Caution with medicinal products that have a narrow therapeutic index like digoxin, lithium, warfarin, and phenytoin.
How to take Interferon Beta-1a:
  • Adults above 18 years of age:
  • The usual dose is: 1 dose injection in the muscle once a week
  • It is given by injection in the muscle.
How To Use:
  • After reconstitution, avoid shaking, check if the solution is clear to slightly yellow and without particles. 
  • Discard the product if it contains particulate matter or is discolored. 
  • Inject exactly as your healthcare provider tells you. 
  • Do not inject more than your healthcare provider tells you to. 
  • Rotate sites for intramuscular injections with each injection to minimize the likelihood of injection site reactions. 
  • Do not inject into an area of the body where the skin is irritated, reddened, bruised, infected or scarred in any way.  
  • Check the injection site after 2 hours for redness, swelling, or tenderness.
  • Do not use any other needle with the autoinjector.
How to store Interferon Beta-1a:
  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
  • It should be stored in a 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) refrigerator. 
  • If refrigeration be unavailable, vials of can be stored at 25°C (77°F) for a period of up to 30 days. 
  • Do not expose to high temperatures. Do not freeze. Protect from light. 
  • Do not use beyond the expiration date stamped on the vial. Following reconstitution,
  • it is recommended the product be used as soon as possible within 6 hours stored at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F). 
  • Do not use external heat sources such as hot water to warm in a prefilled syringe.
  • Should refrigeration be unavailable, a prefilled syringe can be stored at ≤ 25°C (77°F) for a period up to 7 days.

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  • Manufacturer: Avonex
  • Product form: Pen
  • Ingredients: Interferon Beta-1A