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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
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Clear, colourless solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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