Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Interferon beta 1a (also interferon beta 1-alpha) is a cytokine in the interferon family used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). It is produced by mammalian cells, while interferon beta 1b is produced in modified E. coli. Some claims have been made that Interferons produce about an 18–38% reduction in the rate of MS relapses.
The assertion that interferon beta in either form can slow the advance of disability in multiple sclerosis is still unproven. Interferons are not a cure for MS (there is no cure); the claim is that interferons may slow the progress of the disease if started early and continued for the duration of the disease.
Interferon beta 1a is sold under the trade names Avonex (Biogen) and Rebif (Merck Serono), (Pfizer); CinnoVex (CinnaGen) is biosimilar.
On Jan, 05, 2017 45,935 people reported to have side effects when taking Rebif. Among them, 168 people (0.37%) have Hallucination
On Dec, 21, 2016 45,935 people reported to have side effects when taking Rebif. Among them, 501 people (1.09%) have Death
The source of the experienceeHealthme
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Multiple sclerosis treatments
Viral infection - Interferon drugs