MS Therapy – Rebif Injection (interferon beta-1a)

 Name: Rebif (interferon beta-1a)
Type: Subcutaneous (Under the skin) Injection
Approved: 2002
Approved For: Reducing the frequency of MS flare-ups (relapses) in patients with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS).
Reported Relapse Reduction Rate: 50% Compared to Avonex; Annualized relapse rate—Rebif: 0.32; Avonex: 0.64.
Recommended Dosage: 44mcg or 22mcg
Needle Size: 1/2 inch (1.27 centimeter) length; 29 gauge
Schedule: 3 Times a Week (Example; Mon, Wed, Fri)
Injection Sites: Revolve between under each arm, the stomach, each hip, and each thigh.
Injection device(s):

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MS Therapy – Copaxone Injection (Glatiramer acetate)

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Name: Copaxone (Glatiramer acetate)
Type: Subcutaneous (Under the skin) Injection
Approved: 1996
Approved For: Reducing the frequency of MS flare-ups (relapses) in patients with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS).
Reported Relapse Reduction Rate: 29% over 2 Years
Recommended Dosage: 20mg/Day
Needle Size: 1/2 inch (1.27 centimeter) length; 29 gauge
Schedule: Taken Once a Day
Injection Sites: Revolve everyday between under each arm, the stomach, each hip, and each thigh.
Injection device: An injection device known as the “autoject” is available for Copaxone pre-filled syringes. This spring loaded device allows you to load the syringe, set the depth, and inject with the press of a button.
Storage: Must be refrigerated until use. Can be stored at room temperature for up to 30 days
Support Team: Shared Solutions1-800-887-8100 – Offers injection training, 24/7 support from MS certified nurses, Payment assistance programs, and hosts various events teaching about MS and connecting people who share the disease.
Smartphone App: (FREE) Copaxone iTracker

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