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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
6/1/2011 12:21:26 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 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 using Avonex now for nearly a year and a half now. I still take the Advil (800mg) prior to taking my shot. I almost always go to bed right after. It still hurts a little, but it beats the alternative,(wheel chair, walker, etc) I still feel like crap the next day, but its tolerable. I have had no symtoms since starting Avonex and no relapses, for over a year. The Doc said no need for an ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
12/11/2010 8:20:40 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Been on Avonex for 3+ years. My Dr. wants me to stay on this one since it has been very effective for my case. Still experience the flu-like side effects. Glad that I only have to take the shot once a week, especially since I have to do it manually with no autoinjector like Copaxone has.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
9/18/2010 2:06:59 PM

Reviewer: Frustrated, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with MS in September 2009. Started Avonex therapy in October 2009 and my health started to steadily decline. I have seen two different Neurologists due to my balance problems within the last year. I had my first MRI's performed in September 2009 and follow-up MRI's in August 2010. Results were the same. Both Doctors agreed that Avonex was a good drug, and both advi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
6/27/2010 3:00:28 PM

Reviewer: Avonex veteran, 55-64 Male 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 for fourteen years. Had previously tried Betaseron but had to quit after a few doses due to side effects. Since on Avonex I have remained stable with no attacks. This was confirmed by a recent MRI to check for progression. The MRI came back negative with no active lesions. I no longer have side effects of any kind, don't even premedicate. Had some side effects, main ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
5/6/2010 10:57:13 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
have only been using for 2 months. only had flu like symptoms on one occasion. i drink plenty of water and take advil two hours before my shot, then tylenol pm before bed. my wife gives me the shot as i have limited use of my right hand. no improvement in my hand, but more energy and less fatigue.

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