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Are Plegridy and Betaseron, Extavia the Same Thing?
Side effects of Betaseron and Extavia that are different from Plegridy include abdominal or stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach, swelling in your hands or feet, skin rash, and irregular menstrual periods.
Both Plegridy and Betaseron and Extavia may interact with other drugs.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Plegridy?
Common side effects of Plegridy include:
- injection site reactions (redness, itching, pain, swelling, warmth, rash, bruising),
- flu-like illness,
- muscle or joint pain,
- nausea, and
What Are Possible Side Effects of Betaseron, Extavia?
Common side effects of Extavia include:
- muscle pain or weakness,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- stomach or abdominal pain,
- swelling in your hands or feet,
- skin rash,
- irregular menstrual periods,
- flu-like symptoms (chills, fever, general feeling of being unwell),
- increased sweating,
- decreased white blood cell count,
- injection site reactions (bruising, swelling, redness, pain, warm feeling, or leaking of fluid),
- stuffy nose, or
- irregular heartbeat
What Is Plegridy?
Plegridy (peginterferon beta-1a) Autoinjector is an interferon beta-1a used to treat patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
What Is Betaseron, Extavia?
What Drugs Interact With Plegridy?
Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Plegridy should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Plegridy be Taken?
The recommended dosage of Plegridy is 125 micrograms injected subcutaneously every 14 days.
How Should Betaseron, Extavia be Taken?
The recommended dose of Betaseron, Extavia is 0.25 mg injected subcutaneously every other day.
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