Betaferon 250mcg Injection

Betaferon 250mcg Injection

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Introduction

Betaferon 250mcg Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the immune system cells starts damaging the insulating covers of the brain and spinal cord cells leading to different types of physical, mental and psychiatric problems).

Betaferon 250mcg Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Some common side effects of using this medication are headache, sweating, fever, chills and flu-like symptoms. These are usually temporary and normally go away on their own in some time. However, you should inform your doctor immediately if they last longer or become severe.

Your doctor may advise for regular monitoring of liver function, thyroid function, and blood cell count. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Betaferon Injection

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Side effects of Betaferon Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Betaferon

  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Flu-like symptoms

How to use Betaferon Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Betaferon Injection works

Betaferon 250mcg Injection is an immunomodulator. It lowers the chances of multiple sclerosis by reducing the inflammation and preventing nerve damage.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Betaferon 250mcg Injection.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betaferon 250mcg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Betaferon 250mcg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Betaferon 250mcg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Betaferon 250mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Betaferon 250mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Betaferon 250mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betaferon 250mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Betaferon Injection?

If you miss a dose of Betaferon 250mcg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.