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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Betaseron subQ.

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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
7/20/2011 1:30:53 AM

Reviewer: cdb, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was allergic to copaxone, tried rebif and was sick with every shot and my liver enzymes started climbing, so my doctor switched me to betaseron. I have to mix it so it takes more time to prepare but my liver enzymes, after 6 months on it, are back to normal, and I have only had two times when I was sick. Normally I just have a mild headache that tylenol takes care of. My MRI was good with no ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
6/10/2011 2:40:36 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have been on Betseron for 2 yrs and no new lesions but flu like sypmtoms have been constant also general weakness. Went off meds for 2 months and feel human again. Just got notice from mt insurance co. that they will no longer cover Betaseron (they recommend Extavia) so the decision of going back on this medication has been taken out of my hands. Will be discussing next step with my doctor.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
4/20/2011 12:49:27 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was on Extavia for the past year with no problems. Due to insurance changes, I had to change to Betaseron 2 months ago. I have had many injection site reactions and other side effects that were not issues when on Extavia despite being told they were the "SAME EXACT" medications. I would change back to Extavia given the chance.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
3/16/2011 2:10:42 PM

Reviewer: Beener, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I believe this medication has helped stabalize my MS symptoms and lesions. Had taken copaxone prior to Betaseron and had too many reactions as well as no improvement with MRIs or symptoms. Switched to Beta in 2005. Injection site side effects: redness and itching along with some small knots. I do get occasional flu like symptoms after taking the meds but take Tylenol for it. My last blood check ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
3/7/2011 10:31:14 PM

Reviewer: readfullinfofirst, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Copaxone for about four years, and suddenly I was rushed to the ER (via 911) and diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolism (blood clots) in my lungs, it was also determined that I had high liver enzynes.My neurologist has told me to discontinue Copaxone. I started using Betaseron in Feb. 2011, I had shortness of breath immediately (in 4-5 min) after the injection, severe stiffness on the left si ... Show Full Comment

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