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Brand name: Rebif TM

Active ingredients: interferon beta-1a

What it is used for

REBIF is indicated for the treatment of: ? Patients with a single demyelinating event in the central nervous system with an active inflammatory process, if alternative diagnoses have been excluded, and if they are determined to be at high risk of developing clinically definite multiple sclerosis. High risk can be inferred from cerebral MRI with 2 or more lesions suggestive of demyelination.,? Ambulatory patients with multiple sclerosis who have experienced two or more relapses within the last 2 years. REBIF therapy should not be initiated in secondary progressive MS patients who no longer experience relapses.¾

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Subcutaneous
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Refrigerate
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless solution.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. 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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Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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