interferon beta-1b (Betaseron, Extavia)

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The Effects of Multiple Sclerosis

GENERIC NAME: interferon beta-1b

BRAND NAME: Betaseron, Extavia

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

USES: Interferon beta-1b is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. It reduces the occurrence of MS flares.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Common side effects include:

Other side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/15/2016

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