More Information on Avonex
There is only one standard way to dose Avonex, regardless of your age, weight, or medical conditions.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Avonex Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Avonex. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Avonex include, but are not limited to:
(Click Avonex Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Avonex can interact with a few other medications (see Avonex Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Depression or other mood disorders
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- A seizure disorder or epilepsy
- Chest pain (angina)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Avonex and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Avonex and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Avonex Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)