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Betaseron (interferon beta-1b) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Betaseron (interferon beta-1b):

Moderate

interferon beta-1b ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Interferon beta-1b may cause liver problems, and using it with other medications that can also affect the liver such as ethanol may increase that risk. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Call your doctor immediately if you have fever, chills, joint pain or swelling, unusual bleeding or bruising, skin rash, itching, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stools, and/or yellowing of the skin or eyes, as these may be signs and symptoms of liver damage. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Betaseron (interferon beta-1b) drug Interactions

There are 472 drug interactions with Betaseron (interferon beta-1b)

Betaseron (interferon beta-1b) disease Interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with Betaseron (interferon beta-1b) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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