Rebif injection contains the generic ingredient interferon beta-1a, which is a type of medicine called an immunomodulator. Rebif is used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS).
Doctors prescribe Rebif to MS patients in order to reduce the number and severity of relapses (or flare ups) as well as to slow the progression of disability. Doctor also prescribe Rebif to patients who have symptoms, which appear to be the first signs of MS.
Rebif is a form of protein called interferon beta that is made naturally in the body to fight infections. It is thought that Rebif works by modifying the immune system response, but the exact way is unknown.
The usual dose for patients with relapsing-remitting MS is 44mcg given three times per week by subcutaneous injection. For patients who have experienced a single clinical event, the recommended dose is 44mcg given three times per week by subcutaneous injection. Treatment is usually started with a gradual increase of dose in order to reduce some of the side effects.
These may not be all the side effects of Rebif 44mcg.
If you have severe liver disease, do not use Rebif. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant and use contraception while taking Rebif.
Discuss your medical history with your doctor, especially if you have seizure disorders, depression, thyroid problems, cardiac disease, liver or kidney problems.
Rebif should be stored refrigerated between 2°C and 8°C but do NOT freeze. If necessary, Rebif can be stored at room temperature for up to one month.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). Myelin is the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord, and is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses. MS attacks the myelin, causing inflammation and damage. If the damage is slight, nerve impulses travel with minor interruptions. If damage is great and if scar tissue replaces the myelin, nerve impulses may be completely disrupted, and the nerve fibres themselves can be damaged. Symptoms may include extreme fatigue, mood changes, lack of coordination, weakness, tingling and vision problems. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms. Most people with MS have a relapsing-remitting disease course, where periods of new symptoms or relapses occur over days or weeks. These relapses are then followed by quiet periods of disease remission that can last months or even years. The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. While there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, treatments can help in the recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms. Physical therapy may also be helpful to stretch and strengthen muscles. Muscle relaxants may be helpful to manage painful muscle stiffness or spasms, especially in the legs.
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