Active Ingredient(s): Interferon Beta-1b
FDA Approved: * July 23, 1993
Pharm Company: * CHIRON
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".

Betaseron Overview

Interferon beta-1b is a cytokine in the interferon family used to treat the relapsing-remitting and secondary-progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is approved for use after the first MS event. Closely related is interferon beta 1a, also indicated for MS, with a very similar drug profile. Contents 1 Mechanism of action 2 Side effects 3 Efficacy 3.1 Clinically isolated syndrome 3.2 Relapsing-remitting MS 4 Commercial formulations 5 References 6 External links Mechanism of ...

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My fiance has Multiple Sclerosis and has been inyecting herself with Betaseron for over a year now, I would like to know if it's possible for her to use birth control pills and if there are any counterindications when combined with the previous drug. Also, besides the obvious barrier methods and of course abstinence, is there any other birth control methods available to us as a couple? I did noticed this condition is suffered mainly by women, so I was surprised when I was not able to quickly find any info on the subject with a quick google search. ## There are no medical professionals on this site and no one, even a doctor, who does not know all the details of her condition or her medication usage could recommend anything. I suggest she speak to her doctor to find out what the best ...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Interferon Beta-1b
  • Injection: 0.0625mg, 0.3mg, 0.3mg/ml
  • Vial: 0.3 mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Betaseron: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50419-523 Betaseron Kit by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 50419-524 Betaseron Kit by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Other drugs which contain Interferon Beta-1b or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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