Interferon Beta-1a
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Interferon Beta-1a?

(in ter FEER on BAY ta won aye)

• This medicine is used to treat multiple sclerosis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have bleeding problems, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider. The flu-like side effects of interferon may be stressful to heart patients.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have mental illness, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have thyroid disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Tell healthcare...

 
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