Active Ingredient(s): Peginterferon Beta-1a
FDA Approved: * August 15, 2014
Pharm Company: * BIOGEN IDEC INC
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".

Plegridy Overview

Interferon beta-1a (also interferon beta 1-alpha) is a cytokine in the interferon family used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS).[5] It is produced by mammalian cells, while interferon beta-1b is produced in modified E. coli.[6] Some claims have been made that Interferons produce about an 18–38% reduction in the rate of MS relapses.[7] Interferon beta has not been shown to slow the advance of disability.[8][9]...

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First dose was yesterday

I took it last night and feel like I did the 1st few months I took Avonex - a little nauseous, achy, cold, etc. Hopefully, these side effects will decrease after a few months like they did with the Avonex, as I like the SQ and every 2 week administration. ## Most side effects do improve with time, as your body gets used to a medication. Have you experience any new ones? The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including redness and irritation at the administration site, flu-like symptoms and tiredness. Is anyone else on this that can chime in? ## I tried Avonex and it made me feal so bad I couldn't get out of bed then I was put on Copaxon it was so much better then they made the dose stonger and I only have to take them 3 times a week I am so grateful I really don't li...


Has anyone been on plegridy yet? Would really like to hear how people are doing on it, what kinds of side effects are going on? ## Hello, Courtney! How are you? Has your doctor recommend this for you? Plegridy is listed by the FDA as being Peginterferon Beta-1a, it's used to treat relapsing MS. It was approved in August of this year, 2014. According to the Plegridy website, evaluation studied showed the most common side effects as being administration site reactions, congestive heart failure, decreased white blood cells and seizures. Has anyone taken this, yet?


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Peginterferon Beta-1a
  • Injection: 125micrograms/0.5ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Plegridy: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 64406-015 Plegridy 125 ug/.5ml Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Biogen Idec Inc.
  • 64406-016 Plegridy Kit by Biogen Idec Inc.
  • 64406-017 Plegridy 125 ug/.5ml Intramuscular Injection, Solution by Biogen Inc.

Other drugs which contain Peginterferon Beta-1a or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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