Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Avonex IM.

Overall User Ratings

94 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

«Previous 81-85 of 93 Next»
Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
3/31/2009 1:10:00 AM

Reviewer: Scott, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this drug for 2 years after being mismedicated with Betaserone. This drug is doing very well for me . Tired with a headache day after injection but no other side affects. Easy to use and no bruising.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
2/17/2009 8:06:09 PM

Reviewer: Lala2500, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed in June of 2008 have been on Avonex Since 09/2008. I have had 2 lapses but my fatigue has almost completely gone away and some of my neuropathic pain has gotten much better.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
1/19/2009 8:49:42 PM

Reviewer: wayne, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
i have been taking for almost 6 years first year was bad chills. learn to stay warm before an after shot. i drive truck an have good an bad days just learn to pace yourself but do not baby yourself you have to push harder to keep going learn not give up are lose faith.i give my shot in the leg rotating every week,i do beleive it helps but i keep my faith an dont stop working keep pushing myself,i ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
1/5/2009 9:40:31 PM

Reviewer: Mindy, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
If you can get past the size of the needle and give yourself the shot you are doing better than me. First several months I had the chills and muscle soreness, felt like I have the flu but have learned to take my shot at bedtime so I sleep thru the symptoms. I seem to do better if I am well hydrated and get alot of rest and stay positive.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
1/4/2009 11:12:18 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Avonex since 4/1998. I am now on the prefilled syringes,but have been approved by my Dr. for the 25Gauge (1 inch) needle which makes the injections more torelable. This is due to the fact that I have a smaller frame. The 23Gauge (1 1/4 Inch)that comes in the prefilled honestly hurt too much when I injected. I have not had any exasberations since 1998, thank God and my lesions hav ... Show Full Comment

«Previous 81-85 of 93 Next»
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
 
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

feet
Solutions for 19 types.
Woman sitting in front of UV lights
Is yours working?
Healthy breakfast
What are you eating?
Young man exercising on bike
How not to get sick at the gym.
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
bowl of yogurt with heart shape
Eat for a healthy heart.
Woman scrutinizing nose in mirror
Tips that work.
close up of leg with psoriasis rash
Know what to look for.
Woman sitting with child
Do you know the symptoms?
lone star tick
How to identify that bite.
young woman in sun
What to watch for.
Thyroid exam
See how much you know.

Women's Health Newsletter

Find out what women really need.

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.