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Monitoring Your Progress

Because multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition, working with your doctor to monitor your progress is a vital part of your treatment plan. To evaluate your condition, your neurologist will look at a number of different factors in addition to reviewing MRI scans made by your radiologist.

Yearly MRIs and regular doctor's exams can be an important part of managing your relapsing MS as they give your neurologist a chance to monitor your MS and identify silent MS activity that can damage your central nervous system (CNS).

The exact relationship between MRI findings and the clinical status of MS patients is unknown.

Evaluating your treatment

In addition to MRIs and physical exams, your doctor may also perform an EDSS test to help evaluate your treatment with AVONEX. The EDSS test measures the degree and severity of physical disability you may experience with MS.

Treatment goals for patients with relapsing MS include delaying physical disability progression and reducing flare-ups. That’s why it’s good to know that AVONEX has been FDA approved to do both. Learn more Learn more

Before your next appointment with your neurologist, download Follow-up Questions for Your Neurologist to help guide your conversation and keep you on track with AVONEX.

Follow-up Questions for Your Neurologist
Now that you've started your MS treatment, this brief guide can help you get the most from your next office visit with your neurologist.
 
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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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