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Betaseron (Interferon Beta-1B)and/or alternatives
Betaseron 0.3mg/Vial from $157.53 USD/pre-filled syringeBetaseron 0.3mg/Vial
Manufactured by: Bayer Inc
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Basic Information On Betaseron
Betaseron is used to treat relapsing-remitting kind of multiple sclerosis (MS). It promotes the cells that keep immune system in equilibrium and reduce cell inflammation. MS disease is caused when the immune system destroys myelin, the protective cover around nerve fibers. This leads to disruption of communication between brain and the rest of body. It weakens and debilitates the body. The Betaseron drug is made up of human proteins and produced by the bacterial fermentation of a strain of Escherichia coli. It helps decrease the frequency of relapses and delays the advance of the condition, if used in the initial stages of MS. It is injected subcutaneously on alternate days, into the skin of thighs, stomach or buttocks. This medication, however, is not a cure for MS.
Precautions / Side Effects Of Betaseron
Betaseron contains Interferon beta-1b. It may cause depressed mood, flu-like symptoms, headache, and skin rash. In case you experience more severe symptoms like suicidal thoughts, bruising, skin changes at the injection site, nausea, pounding heartbeat or loss of appetite, you should report these symptoms to your doctor. You should not use brand or generic Betaseron if you are allergic to interferons or human albumin. Before taking this medication, inform your doctor if you suffer from any liver disease, thyroid disorder, anemia, or any history of depression or suicidal behavior.
Interferon beta-1b belongs to pregnancycategory C. It can injure the fetus and may even cause miscarriage. Therefore, it must not be used by pregnant women. You must not self inject brand or generic Betaseron till you are fully trained in doing it. Draw the dosage into the syringe only when you are ready to inject yourself and use the disposable needle only once. Don't inject the medicine at the same spot twice in a row.
The recommended Betaseron dosage is a 0.25mg injection administered subcutaneously. The dosage is started at 0.0625mg and increased up to 0.25mg over a period of six weeks. It is given on alternate days. Your doctor should train you on how to self administer this medication properly. You should visually check the medication and discard it if it is discolored. You should also rotate injection sites. The lyophilized Betaseron injection is reconstituted by attaching it to a prefilled diluent syringe. In case the medication foams due to accidental shaking, keep the vial still to allow foam to settle down. The injection is given in the skin area of the stomach, buttocks, and thighs or back of the upper arm.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.