Avonex Solution For Injection 30Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Avonex: Solution for injection (30mcg)

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Avonex 30mcg/0.5ml for Inj

What is this Medicine?

INTERFERON BETA-1a (in ter FEER on BAY ta wun aye) helps to decrease the number of multiple sclerosis attacks and to slow physical disability in people with relapsing forms of the disease. The medicine does not cure multiple sclerosis.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Avonex: Solution for injection(30mcg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Avonex 30mcg/0.5ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 596270002
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved





Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hepatitis C Infection, Multiple Sclerosis

Storage Information
Avoid exposure to heat
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
Protect from light
Protect from freezing
Unrefrigerated product can be stored at temperatures not exceeding 77 degrees F for no more than 7 days prior to administration
Avonex 30mcg/0.5ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Avonex 30mcg/0.5ml Solution for Injection

Dry Eyes Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tissue Death Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Increased Urination Incidence:
2.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
2.0-8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
3.0-92.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Anemia Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
4.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Feeling Sick Incidence:
4.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Thoughts Of Suicide Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Overactive Thyroid Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Underactive Thyroid Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Antibody Formation Incidence:
5.0-31.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
5.0-8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
6.0-7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Visual Impairment Incidence:
7.0-13.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
8.0-22.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
10.0-27.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
10.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
11.0-12.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
19.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Fever Incidence:
20.0-28.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
20.0-25.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
23.0-25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
25.0-29.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
28.0-36.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
33.0-41.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
58.0-70.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Avonex 30mcg/0.5ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Avonex 30mcg/0.5ml Solution for Injection(Interferon Beta-1a (Hamster))
Alcohol and Interferon Beta-1a (Hamster)(Interferon Beta-1a (Hamster))
Side effects from Interferon Beta-1a, such as liver damage, may be more likely if you take Ethanol. Avoid taking alcoholic beverages during treatment with Interferon Beta-1a.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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