User Reviews for Avonex Prefilled Syringe
Avonex Prefilled Syringe has an average rating of 9.0 out of 10 from a total of 5 ratings on Drugs.com. 80% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.
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For Multiple Sclerosis "I was diagnosed with MS in March 2008 and started Avonex in May. My symptoms were numbness and tingling in my right leg and my right arm and hand, which was sometimes painful (like holding your hand in an ice bucket). The only symptoms I experience now are numbness and tingling in the fingers of my right hand and some frequency of urination. This medicine is great. My body aches all over for about 6 hours after I get the injection and its over about 6 hours later."
For Multiple Sclerosis "I began using Avonex when I was diagnosed in March of 2007. I think it has done wonders to stave off progress of the disease. I have not had a major relapse since being on the medication, nor have I ever had an injection site reaction. Side effects were aches and flu-like symptoms the following day, which subsided with the following techniques: Day of injection, filling up on fluids. 2 hours prior to injection, taking 2 ibuprofen. Injection in the buttocks rather than thigh- this made a big difference. Injecting 2 hours prior to bed, then taking 1 more ibuprofen before sleep. Keeping hydrated the day after the injection. I love that it's once a week and there are no red sores from the injection as with other MS medicines."
For Multiple Sclerosis "I've been using this medication since February 2009 when I was diagnosed and I can't complain much. Most problems I have is a small amount of chills after injection the day after, maybe a little tired, but in 1-2 days, I'm good to go. I've found some benefits too, cognition is better, small difference, but still it's something. I've a feeling of normality that I've not had in years, not sure if that's the medicine though or just knowing what the heck has been wrong with me all this time."
Frequently asked questions
- How does Avonex work for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
- How and where do you inject Rebif?
- How long can Avonex be unrefrigerated?
- What is Rebif used for and how does it work?
For Multiple Sclerosis "Diagnosed in 1997, immediately started with the older version of syringe, pill and liquid which I had to mix and then inject. Started with the prefilled syringes around 2005?( /- years) Initial signs prior to medication were double vision and pins and needles sensation on the right side and loss of sensitivity in hands. Occasionally, the exacerbation may come with weakness on one side of my body. Currently, I might have one exacerbation every few years, when I do have an %u201Cattack%u201D, my doctors give high dose steroids and I usually come out of it relatively quickly with no major residual effects. Avonex has worked well for me."
For Multiple Sclerosis "Been on Avonex for 1 year now. Had one minor relapse in this period. Still come down with flu like symptoms for 1 to 2 days every week. Difficult to cope with work and house hold responsibilities on those 2 days. Also bad for social life. My MS symptoms gradually get worse but I manage. Don't know for sure whether the interferon has a positive effect on slowing the progression of my MS but I think/hope it does."
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