Additional Biogen Idec Support

Additional Support

Getting more from AVONEX

We are here to help every step of the way. AVONEX can offer the support services you need to start and stay on treatment.

Nurse education services

ActiveNurse™ Educators are MS-trained nurse educators that are here to help support you on your journey with relapsing MS. ActiveNurse™ Educators can provide:

  • Phone support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: An ActiveNurse™ Educator can provide answers to your questions about relapsing MS and about AVONEX whenever you need them.
  • Personal injection training: An ActiveNurse™ Educator will guide you and your care partner through your initial stages of AVONEX treatment and the injection process. Proper training and guidance can help you get the most out of your treatment. Your ActiveNurse™ Educator can even come back to your house to provide additional training if you need it.

Health coaching

When you're first diagnosed with relapsing MS, you may not know where to turn for information. ActiveSupport® provides a wealth of resources over the phone, online, and through the mail.

  • Unlimited phone support: Dedicated ActiveSource® Coordinators are ready to listen and answer your questions.
  • Personalized information: Receive FREE mailings tailored to your individual needs.

Relapsing MS affects everyone differently, and we’re ready to help find solutions for your situation. To see what ActiveSupport can do for you, call today at 1-800-456-2255.


Understanding all you can about relapsing MS may help you and your healthcare provider with your illness. Get the information you need here.

* Depending on your income or, in some cases, if your medication is obtained from an out-of-network provider, there may be an annual cap that limits the amount of assistance that you can receive over one year. Additional restrictions apply.

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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.