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New updated electronic injection RebiSmart.....

New updated electronic injection RebiSmart for self-administration of Rebif

Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck, has introduced its updated electronic injection RebiSmart for self-administration of Rebif (interferon beta-1a). Rebif is the disease-modifying treatment of the company, which is used as basic therapy for the treatment of relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (MS).

The new RebiSmart allows patients to inject Rebif themselves, and may also collect information about injection times, dates and doses administered and ...
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Skin reaction

Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum, purely because I have this one question and I would like to share my experience I have had with this amazing drug :smile: .

For now - my question:
Has anybody had a skin (or under the skin) permanent reaction? I was always too scared 8O to rotate my injections too much ...
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Rare, But Serious, Side Effect Reported With One MS Drug

A handful of people taking a medication called Rebif to treat multiple sclerosis have developed a serious condition that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body.

In a letter in the March 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Scottish researchers reported that they found an unexpectedly high number of cases of "thrombotic microangiopathy" in people taking Rebif who suddenly developed severe high blood pressure. The condition is ...
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What it the safe range of liver ALT number ??


I'm now for over year on Rebif 44mc X 3, we know that Rebif increase liver enzymes but, what is the ALT test ranges in number that I must stop Rebif ?

normal is 0-40
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Giving away Rebif

Hi :)
I was diagnosed with MS in Sept 2008 & have been on Rebif since then. However, I've stopped jabbing for a year now with the hope of getting pregnant. That aside, I've got 3 boxes of Rebif sitting in my fridge. The expiry date is June 2014.
Should anyone need this in Singapore, kindly contact me :) ...
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Going Off Of Rebif... Withdrawal?

Hi guys,
I am going off of Rebif and I have been off it for about a week and a half now. I'm switching onto Tysabri because my MS was too active for the Ribif to keep up. My question is, is there a withdrawal? I've been getting headaches everyday since about 3 days after I stopped it and today I have crazy bad fatigue, worse than I've had from just the MS. Is this ...
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Scared and need advice

Hello. I'm a 27 year old single mother and student who works. I also have a phobia of needles. I was diagnosed in January 2013...and made my mother hold my hand when they gave me the IV at the hospital. I won't bore you with the whole story here, but basically my doctor did not explain Rebif very well to me. If I had known I would need to do injections 3 times a week, ...
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Rebif Rebidose?

My doctor and I decided Rebif is my best option (I hate long needles, don't want to mix my shots, and can't handle possible IPIRs from Copaxone because of asthma). He prescribed me the Rebidose disposable autoinjectors. Has anyone on here tried them? What do you think?!
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Rebif side effects

Hi, first posting for me, on Ribif, I went to the 44mg but site reaction too large and painful so went to 22mg. I still have awful site reactions I have been injecting for 3 yrs. I am covered in brown marks from old injections and flaming itchy areas from new ones, I have given myself a weeks holiday from injecting because I am so down in the dumps with the whole thing. The actual ...
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Common MS drugs Taken Together Do Not Reduce Relapse Risk

Common Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Taken Together Do Not Reduce Relapse Risk

A recent clinical trial found that interferonβ-1a (INF) and glatiramer acetate (GA), two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS), provide no additional clinical benefit when taken together. While findings published today in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, suggest that taking both INF and GA together was not superior to GA monotherapy ...
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