Active Ingredient(s): Interferon Beta-1a
FDA Approved: * May 17, 1996
Pharm Company: * BIOGEN
Category: Multiple Sclerosis

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Avonex Overview

Interferon beta-1a (also interferon beta 1-alpha) is a cytokine in the interferon family used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS).[1] It is produced by mammalian cells, while interferon beta-1b is produced in modified E. coli.[2] Some claims have been made that Interferons produce about an 18–38% reduction in the rate of MS relapses.[3] Interferon beta has not been shown to slow the advance of disability.[4][5]...

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AVONEX LOT R32042 EXP 03/16 Bad Batch??

Anyone have horrible reactions with this batch number? All 4 needles caused fingers, toes to go numb. Could not get war - chills so bad I could hardly walk. Horrible pressure in base of neck. Contacted AVONEX - Biogen but they seemed not bothered. Obviously becayse they don't have to take the needles. Also does anyone have problemd taking AVONEX and over the counter cold medication, Codine ect??

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I have MS for over twenty years. I must say I have been blessed I have been very active and mobile for most of those years, I took avonex for ten years. The first five or six were very good I stayed very active, just had few flu like symptoms at first. The next five or so years things changed gradually started going down. The medication wasn't doing me any good anymore. I went for a year or so doing nothing and I wasn't better but I wasn't that much worse. I was so excited to hear bout amprya. Just like everyone else my expectations were high. I have taken Ampyra for about 3 months. First month and a half notice some good change in my energy and coordination, although I had insomnia, when I did sleep had horrible, bizarre dreams. I was dealing with that, but now I am having ...


Tratments for MS ## More information please ## Avonex contains the active ingredient Interferon Beta 1a, it is primarily used to treat MS. The available information can be found here: Does anyone else have experience using this?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Interferon Beta-1a
  • Injection: 22mcg/0.5ml, 30mcg/0.5ml, 30mcg/ml, 44mcg/0.5ml, 8.8mcg/0.2ml + 22mcg/0.5ml
  • Syringe: 22ug/0.5ml, 44ug/0.5ml
  • Vial: 30ug/ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Avonex: (6 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 59627-001 Avonex Kit by Biogen Idec Ma Inc.
  • 59627-002 Avonex 30 ug/1 Intramuscular Injection, Solution by Biogen Idec Ma Inc.
  • 59627-003 Avonex 30 ug/.5ml Intramuscular Injection, Solution by Biogen Idec Ma Inc.
  • 59627-111 Avonex Intramuscular Kit by Biogen Idec Inc.
  • 59627-222 Avonex Intramuscular Kit by Biogen Idec Inc.
  • 59627-333 Avonex Intramuscular Kit by Biogen Idec Inc.

Other drugs which contain Interferon Beta-1a or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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