Medication information

Avonex 30mcg inj.auto

This medication is typically used for multiple sclerosis. It may also have other uses.

Instructions

Inject this product into a muscle (intramuscularly), using the technique you were shown. After an injection, the muscle may be sore for a few days. Choose a different injection site each time.

Use this medication regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

Dispose of used syringes and needles safely. Your pharmacist can tell you the best way to do this. If you drink alcohol, a moderate consumption is recommended. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor to find out exactly how much alcohol you can drink.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause headaches;
  • it may cause a fever;
  • it may cause muscle pain;
  • it may cause flu-like symptoms;
  • it may cause redness and swelling at the injection site;
  • it may cause vision problems.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additional Information

Some of the side effects listed above (such as headaches and flu-like symptoms) can be treated with acetaminophen. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to see whether acetaminophen is a suitable treatment for your symptoms.

A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.