Interferon Beta-1b Information
Available by prescription only, interferon beta-1b (Betaseron®, Extavia®) is a drug licensed for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) every other day. To help ensure a safe treatment process with interferon beta-1b, your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history, including any other conditions you may have and if you are taking any other medications, including vitamins or supplements. This will help him or her decide if it is right for you.
Your healthcare provider will probably have you start at a low dose (0.0625 mg) and slowly increase the amount until you are up to the full dosage (0.25 mg). For interferon beta-1b to work properly, you must follow the dosing guidelines carefully.
(Click Interferon Beta-1b for a closer look at this drug, including information on side effects, other dosing guidelines, and how the product should be stored.)