This medication is used to treat multiple sclerosis. Notes
Lab tests will be done frequently while taking this medication to ensure it is working properly and to watch for potential side effects.
Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.
Keep vials (unopened or opened) refrigerated between 36 and 46 degrees F (between 2 and 8 degrees C).
Use solution within 3 hours after reconstituting.
Discard unused portions.
HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is injected under the skin.
The drug may be self administered.
Make sure you understand the technique and procedures for preparing the drug and for self-injection.
Inflammation, pain, irritation or alteration in the appearance of the skin at the site of the injection may occur.
Report these to your doctor immediately.
A flu-like condition (in which fever, chills, muscle aches, malaise or sweating may be present) has also occurred in people using this medication and may last 10 days or more.
Be sure to let your doctor know if any of these symptoms are present.
Other side effects that should be mentioned to your doctor if they occur are: vaginal bleeding or spotting between menstrual cycles; depression, anxiety, mood changes or suicidal thoughts, heart palpitations or rapid heart rate; or shortness of breath.
The following side effects should be reported if they persist: diarrhea or constipation; drowsiness, sleepiness; sore throat, runny nose; cystitis (bladder irritation); breast, pelvic or menstrual pain; fatigue; headache; or weight gain.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using this drug tell your doctor your medical history including any allergies (e.g., albumin protein allergy) or depression/suicidal thoughts.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk.
Consult with your doctor about stopping the drug or stopping breast-feeding.
This drug increases sensitivity to the sun.
Limit sun exposure.
If you miss a dose, contact your doctor who will help establish a new dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Before you take this drug, tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription drugs you are taking, especially antipyrine.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
F Age: 55 Location:
uk Time Taken: 5 years days
relapsing remitting ms now become secondary progressive
7 June 2010
Effects flu like symtoms sweating joint pain wanting to commit suicide crying sleep disturbance abdominal pain
Additional Thoughts I have taken it for 5 years and now have to stop as I think it increases ms progression and depression
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