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Brand name: Betaferon TM

Active ingredients: interferon beta-1b

What it is used for

Betaferon is indicated for the treatment of: - Ambulatory patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) characterised by at least two attacks of neurologic dysfunction over a two year period followed by complete or incomplete recovery. - Betaferon is also indicated for the reduction of frequency and severity of clinical relapses, and for the slowing of progression of disease in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. - The treatment of patients with a single clinical event suggestive of multiple sclerosis and at least two clinically silent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions characteristic of multiple sclerosis, if alternative diagnoses have been excluded.

How to take it

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

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Injection, powder for

White to off white cake or powder.

How to take this medicine: Subcutaneous

Part 2: Diluent, not applicable

Diluent: clear, colourless solution. Reconstituted solution: colourless to light yellow solution.

How to take this medicine: Subcutaneous

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

Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

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

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient interferon beta-1b

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

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

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

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