Understanding Relapsing MS

Relapsing MS Facts

Learn more about relapsing MS

Relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain and spinal cord. It is sometimes mistaken for other illnesses and can take time to reach a proper diagnosis. However, an early diagnosis can help with managing symptoms and the impact of the disease. It’s important to learn all you can about relapsing MS, its symptoms, and the treatment options that are available.

What Is Relapsing MS?

Learn how MS affects people around the world and how the disease is affecting the body even in the absence of symptoms.… What Is Relapsing MS?

Relapsing MS Signs and Symptoms

There are multiple symptoms of MS. Understand them, and see why your neurologist takes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to find out more about what's happening in the central nervous system… Relapsing MS Signs and Symptoms

Relapsing MS Treatment Options

From injections and infusions to oral medications, there are many treatment options available for relapsing forms of MS. To see which one might be right for you, talk with your healthcare provider… Relapsing MS Treatment Options

Relapsing MS Glossary

There are some common terms and phrases used with MS. To learn more about them, check out the relapsing MS glossary… Relapsing MS Glossary



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Important Safety Information and Indication

AVONEX can cause serious side effects. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the symptoms listed below while taking AVONEX.

Indication

AVONEX (interferon beta-1a) is approved by FDA to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) to decrease the number of flare-ups and slow the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS. AVONEX is approved for use in people who have experienced a first attack and have lesions consistent with MS on their MRI.

Important Safety Information

Before beginning treatment, you should discuss with your healthcare provider the potential benefits and risks associated with AVONEX.

AVONEX can cause serious side effects. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the symptoms listed below while taking AVONEX.

AVONEX will not cure your MS but may decrease the number of flare-ups of the disease and slow the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS. MS is a life-long disease that affects your nervous system by destroying the protective covering (myelin) that surrounds your nerve fibers.

The way AVONEX works in MS is not known. It is not known if AVONEX is safe and effective in children.

Do not take AVONEX if you are allergic to interferon beta, albumin (human), or any of the ingredients in AVONEX.

Before taking AVONEX, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

AVONEX can cause serious side effects including:

Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of AVONEX include:

Call your healthcare provider 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.

Indication

AVONEX (interferon beta-1a) is approved by FDA to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) to decrease the number of flare-ups and slow the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS. AVONEX is approved for use in people who have experienced a first attack and have lesions consistent with MS on their MRI.