The package insert of the medicine Rebif 44 and 22 mcg

the package insert of the medicine Rebif 44 and 22 mcg. Therapeutic class of Immunomodulators. Active principles Interferon beta-1a.

what For?

Rebif 44 or 22 mcg is indicated for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, slowing disease progression and reducing the frequency of seizures in adults.

Dosage

How to use?

Generally, the recommended dose of Rebif is 44 mcg, should be administered through an injection under the skin, 3 times per week, or 48 in 48 hours, and preferably always at the same hour and in the evening.

The recommended dose and duration of treatment of Rebif must be prescribed by your doctor, as these depend on the severity of the problem to be treated and the individual response of each patient to treatment.

Side Effects

What are the evils that can cause me?

Some of the side effects of Rebif may include depression, yellowing of the skin or the white part of the eyes, headache, difficulty falling asleep, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, itching, muscle aches and joint aches, fatigue, fever, chills, hair loss and and allergy reactions at the site of injection such as redness, swelling, itching and hives on the skin.

Contraindications

When should I not use?

Rebif is contraindicated for premature babies, newborns or children under 2 years of age, pregnant or nursing women, patients with depression and for patients with allergy to interferon beta recombinant, or natural, or to any of the components of the formula.

Pharmacokinetics

How it works?

Rebif is a medication that belongs to a group of medicines called interferons, substances naturally produced by the human body and that are responsible for transmitting messages between cells.

interferons play an important role in the immune system, being responsible for limiting the damage in the central nervous system, associated with multiple sclerosis. So, Rebif is a medication that is used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Warnings and Precautions

what should I know before using?

Before you use Rebif, you should talk with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing, have a history of allergy to other medications, history of disease or kidney problems, have liver disease, heart or thyroid, have a history of depression or crisis epil├ęticas or if you are taking other medicines, including medicines without prescription, antiepil├ęticos or anti depressants.

During your treatment with Rebif if you experience symptoms such as discomfort, redness, swelling, lack of sensitivity or bruise on the skin, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

treatment with Rebif should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment should be strictly respected.

Overdose

what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?

In the case of taking excessive Rebif, you should go to the nearest hospital, taking the packaging or package insert for the drug.