The dose of interferon beta-1b that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to interferon beta-1b
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
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Interferon beta-1b can interact with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Interferon Beta-1b).
It is not known exactly what to expect from an interferon beta-1b overdose. If you think you may have overdosed on interferon beta-1b, seek medical attention immediately.
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Interferon beta-1b should be stored at room temperature before it is mixed. If you do not use interferon beta-1b immediately after you mix it, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three hours. In all cases, interferon beta-1b should be protected against high temperatures or light exposure. Keep interferon beta-1b and all other medications out of the reach of children.
Although room temperature is best, interferon beta-1b can also be kept at temperatures slightly above or below room temperature (from 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to three months.