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Serious Reactions to Betaseron

Side Effects to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with Betaseron that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including but not limited to:
  • Depression (see Betaseron and Depression)
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • Signs of liver problems, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Infection or an open sore at the injection site
  • Frequent infections, which may be a sign of low white blood cells
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding, which may be a sign of low blood platelets
  • Thyroid problems
  • Seizures
  • Chest pain, difficulty breathing, coughing, high blood pressure, or other signs of heart problems
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Final Thoughts

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the Betaseron side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is caused by Betaseron or other factors.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking this drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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