Avonex

What is Avonex?

Interferon beta 1a (also interferon beta 1-alpha) is a cytokine in the interferon family used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). It is produced by mammalian cells, while interferon beta 1b is produced in modified E. coli. Some claims have been made that Interferons produce about an 18–38% reduction in the rate of MS relapses.

The assertion that interferon beta in either form can slow the advance of disability in multiple sclerosis is still unproven.

Interferon beta 1a is sold under the trade names Avonex (Biogen Idec) and Rebif (Merck Serono), (Pfizer); CinnoVex (CinnaGen) is biosimilar.

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My wife was affected with MS.According to Doc advice we took avonex injection couple of months.Last few months we stopped that...

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Multiple sclerosie affect multiple areas of the brain and sign and symptoms can occur at different parts of the body at different time. It is...

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I have tried several medicines for MS and am still getting slightly worse. I just heard about BG12 and was wondering what the pros and cons were of...

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You are successfully treated for chronic Multiple Sclerosis with latest disease...

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