Avonex愛莫內

Avonex

interferon beta-1a

Manufacturer:

Biogen

Distributor:

The Glory Medicina
/
DKSH

Marketer:

Eisai
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Interferon β-1a
Indications/Uses
Clinically isolated syndrome & relapsing & remitting multiple sclerosis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & childn ≥12 yr 30 mcg (1 inj) IM once a wk, administered at the same time on the same day each wk.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Severe depression &/or suicidal ideation.
Special Precautions
Risk of allergic reactions. Previous or current depressive disorder, suicidal ideation; epilepsy or other seizure disorders; serious kidney or liver problems; low WBC or platelet count; heart problems. Reports of thrombotic microangiopathy & nephrotic syndrome. May interfere w/ results of blood test. May affect ability to drive or use machines. Pregnancy. Not to be used in childn <12 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Flu-like symptoms (headache, muscle aches, chills, fever); headache. Loss of appetite; feeling weak & tired; difficulty sleeping; depression; flushing; runny nose; diarrhoea; nausea or vomiting; numbness or tingling of skin; rash, bruising of the skin; increased sweating, night sweats; muscle, joint, arms, legs or neck pain; muscle cramps, joint & muscle stiffness; pain, bruising & redness at inj site; changes to blood tests. Serious allergic reactions, depression, liver problems.
Drug Interactions
Possible interaction w/ antiepileptics & antidepressants.
MIMS Class
Vaccines, Antisera & Immunologicals
ATC Classification
L03AB07 - interferon beta-1a ; Belongs to the class of interferons. Used as immunostimulants.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Avonex pre-filled inj 30 mcg/0.5 mL
Packing/Price
4 × 1's
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