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

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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
11/23/2011 2:08:13 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have being taking Avonex for the last year, it results as slow as painful (the injection), and it takes an entire day of my life because of the fatigue side effects. The relation cost/benefits is no so clear for me.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
11/3/2011 12:22:05 PM

Reviewer: jlefferts3, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I get a small side effect for one day.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
10/5/2011 12:19:34 PM

Reviewer: Avonexveteran, Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
For me Avonex has been great! Started Avonex in June 96 after several exacerbations, the latter of which landed me in the hospital and on steroids. Had some side effects early-on but they soon went away. More importantly I have remained stable with no attacks since on the drug. Now I self-inject weekly and its little more than a minor inconvenience. I know some can't tolerate Avonex , but ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
10/3/2011 3:57:43 PM

Reviewer: joann, 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:
when you first start taking it, it's rough. You get symptoms almost 4 hours from the injection to the minute. You get flu like symptoms with a headache so bad the hair on your head hurts. I was told at first to take benedrill, and I was out of it for days. A simple 800 motrin takes care of the symtoms you just need to do it before the 4 hours. I get the injection in my hip area, and go back ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
8/14/2011 2:29:48 PM

Reviewer: Linnezer, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've only been on it for a few months. Was on copaxone for three years, went off it cause I wasn't good at daily injections. I've had no side effects with Avonex, nor did I have any with copaxone. I had no flare ups worth mentioning while on copaxone. I can't speak for Avonex's effectiveness since I've only been on it for a short time, but so far so good.

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