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Active ingredients: interferon beta-1a
What it is used for
AVONEX is indicated for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). AVONEX is indicated in patients who have experienced a single demyelinating event and are at risk of developing clinically definite MS based on the presence of brain MRI abnormalities characteristic of MS. AVONEX 60 mcg is indicated for the treatment of secondary progressive MS in patients in whom relapse is still a feature of disease. AVONEX 60 mcg should not be initiated in patients with secondary progressive MS who have not experienced relapse in the previous 12 months.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear colourless solution in a type I glass syringe barrel with ceramic coated tip, grey elastomeric stopper and grey ribbed plastic cap, a blue 23G 1 1/4 needle and a plunger rod, sealed in a blister tray.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on December 1, 2022. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient interferon beta-1a
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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