think that i have ms so i was woundering why would this drug be given to me becase three days after taking this med i started having sicciuors. i was just woundering if it was caused by this med.
28 Jun 2010
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My mother suffers from MS since 1999 and she was prescribed the following medication.
How does it work?
Avonex injection contains the active ingredient interferon beta-1a, which is a type of medicine called an immunomodulator.
Interferons are a family of small protein molecules that are produced by cells in response to viral infections or various synthetic and biological inducers. Three major classes of interferons have been identified: alfa, beta and gamma. They work in a complicated way that is not fully understood, but are thought to boost the immune system, causing it to attack infected or abnormal cells.
Interferon beta is used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). In some people, this disease follows a course of relapse and remission, where symptoms worsen for a while, then improve before worsening again. It is these people who can benefit from interferon beta. The medicine helps to reduce the frequency and severity of the relapses. It is not fully understood how interferon beta works in MS, because the disease and its cause are not fully understood.
Avonex is given by injection into a muscle once a week.
Interferon beta is not effective in all people with multiple sclerosis and, because it can have significant side effects, it is recommended that all patients are assessed by a neurologist before starting treatment.
It is not known how long treatment should be continued for. However, it is recommended that patients should be clinically evaluated after two years of treatment. You may develop neutralising antibodies to this medicine that make it less effective. Treatment should be stopped if your MS becomes progressively worse.
What is it used for?
Relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis (characterised by at least two relapses over the previous three years, without evidence of progression of the disease between relapses) in people who are able to walk unaided
Treatment of patients who have experienced a single multiple sclerosis-like attack, severe enough to need treatment with intravenous corticosteroids, if alternative diagnoses have been excluded and they are at high risk of developing clinically definite multiple sclerosis.
Uses For propranolol and hydrochlorothiazide
Propranolol and hydrochlorothiazide combination is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. High blood pressure may also increase the risk of heart attacks. These problems may be less likely to occur if blood pressure is controlled .
Propranolol is a beta-blocker. It works by affecting the response to some nerve impulses in certain parts of the body, like the heart. As a result, the heart beats slower and decreases the blood pressure. When the blood pressure is lowered, the amount of blood and oxygen is increased to the heart .
Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic (water pill). It reduces the amount of water in the body by increasing the flow of urine, which helps lower the blood pressure .
propranolol and hydrochlorothiazide is available only with your doctor's prescription
I TULY MORE THAN HOPE YOU DON NOT HAVE MS.
- Propranolol Information for Consumers
- Propranolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Propranolol (detailed)
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