Asked by: Coretta Oesterreich
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st April, 2020

What are the side effects of Betaseron?

Common side effects of Betaseron include:
  • injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness),
  • abdominal or stomach pain,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • upset stomach,
  • weakness,
  • muscle pain,
  • nausea,

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Consequently, what is Betaseron used for?

Betaseron (interferon beta-1b) is made from human proteins. Interferons help the body fight viral infections. Betaseron is a prescription medicine used to reduce the number of relapses in people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Similarly, what are the side effects of Rebif? Common reported side effects of Rebif include:

  • Reactions at the injection site such as redness, swelling bruising, pain or itching.
  • Flu-like symptoms including fever, chills, and muscular pain may affect nearly a third of patients.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Diarrhoea and nausea.
  • Muscle pain and aches, back pain or painful joints.

Regarding this, does Betaseron cause weight gain?

Serious Side Effects of Betaseron Feeling hot or cold all the time. Unexplained weight gain or weight loss. Oozing, bruising, swelling, or skin changes at the injection site. Irregular, fast, or pounding heartbeat.

Is Betaseron an immunosuppressant?

Novantrone® (mitoxantrone), an anti-neoplastic drug, is the only approved immunosuppressive agent in MS. Betaseron and Rebif are the higher dosed IFNßs and are given subcutaneously every other day or three times per week, respectively. All IFNßs are FDAapproved for relapsing forms of MS based on clinical and MRI data.

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