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Getting started: Proper training is essential

Before your first AVONEX injection, set up a training session with your healthcare provider. You can also get training from an AVONEX ActiveNurse to help you inject correctly each time. Because AVONEX is given into the muscle (intramuscularly), it uses a different injection technique than other injectable MS medications, which are given under the skin (subcutaneously). So proper training is essential, even if you’re already used to giving yourself injections.

Building up gradually to a full dose of AVONEX

To help you reduce the flu-like symptoms people commonly experience when they start taking AVONEX, your doctor may recommend that you build up to a full dose of AVONEX over the first month. As you’ll learn in the guide below, the AVOSTARTGRIP devices will help you titrate with AVONEX Prefilled Syringe.

Then, after your first month, you can continue using either AVONEX Prefilled Syringe or begin using AVONEX PEN® depending on your doctor’s recommendation.

Review the Instructions for Use below before your training session with an AVONEX ActiveNurse. The Instructions will show you how to:

  • Prepare for your weekly injection
  • Use the AVOSTARTGRIP devices
  • Take your injection
  • Dispose of used syringes, needles, and titration devices

After your training, you can review the Instructions for Use again during the injection process—whether you need to review the entire process or just want to refresh your memory about a few details.

If you have questions about injecting once-a-week AVONEX, contact your ActiveNurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-456-2255.

AVOSTARTGRIP® Titration Kit Instructions for Use
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for additional important safety information. This information is not intended to replace discussions with your healthcare provider.


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