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

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• This medicine is used to treat multiple sclerosis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

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

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

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

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

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

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Irritation where the shot is given.

• Flu-like symptoms. These include headache, weakness, fever, shakes, aches, pains, and sweating. Mild pain medicine may help.

• Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing diet may...

 
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